In European cities the historic centres have maintained their strong positions over time. At the same time we have seen the rise of new centres meer
Our company values sustainable urban development and Ecocities. It is estimated that around 50% of the world’s population now lives in cities and urban areas. This number will grow con-siderably in the coming years, making cities the key factor in sustainability thinking and creat-ing the smallest possible ecological footprint.
An Ecocity can feed itself with minimal reliance on the surrounding countryside, power itself with renewable sources of energy. Water is used efficiently. An Ecocity is composed of compact, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use quarters or neighbourhoods. These are connected by a polycen-tric urban system of public-transport-oriented locations. An Ecocity should be an attractive place to live and work: well designed public spaces, green areas and cherishing cultural heritage. Such cities contribute to the health, safety and well-being of the inhabitants.