Designing Future Cities

Transformation of the built environment by realising low or positive energy districts, clean mobility and logistics, and integrated physical and ICT infrastructures with a high level of interoperability, is usually quite difficult and time-consuming to bring about. A novel, integrated approach to planning and implementation, which considers not only the full lifecycle of planned investments in the built environment, but also the entire community influenced by them, addresses and facilitates these issues. It is particularly challenging as it involves managing long-term planning perspectives and short-term actions, addressing domains as diverse as transport, energy, ICT and beyond – in both existing (retrofit) and new urban territory.

The research theme Designing Future Cities will support city planners and stakeholders in new integrated approach in the (spatial) design of urban spaces, infrastructures and buildings. Research is focused around liveability, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, sustainability and circularity, area (re)development, and the energy and mobility infrastructure. As such, it provides a framework for the implementation of the innovations identified and validated in the three other themes of Urban Technology: Circular Transition; Logistics and Mobility, and Energy Transition.

Published by  Centre for Applied Research Technology 18 June 2020