Cities must constantly adapt to change: new demands from society, new technologies and climate change. Cities that stand still could lose businesses and population to other urban regions.

Governments and developers must therefore cooperate on plans for urban renewal and new towns to create the best possible environment for life and work in the future. A key driver for these projects is stimulating the local economy through new infrastructure, transport, utilities and social amenities.

There are many reasons why a new town might be constructed. A new economic centre, such as a port, industrial zone or airport city, may bring new jobs and creating a market for new housing and related services. Often existing cities don’t have the capacity to cope with growing demand for housing and transport; or perhaps a new urban area with a particular character is needed, for example a University Campus with related housing and services.

We have been involved in the master planning and design of new towns and urban renewal worldwide for decades. We know from experience that a comprehensive and integrated approach is essential, so we ensure new towns and urban renewal are based on sound economic and spatial strategy.