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SUSTAINABLE SMART CITY / 27 Nov 2018

Sustainable Smart Cities

Cities are at the center of discussions on climate change, as they both greatly affect the greenhouse effect and are heavily exposed to its impacts. In the year 2050 around 6.3 billion people will live in urban areas leading to additional sustainability challenges. How can we make growing cities sustainable while improving quality of life?

The alarming signs of an accelerated change of climate along with global environmental issues require innovative and ambitious actions to overcome this. Cities play a central role as transformational hubs paving the way to a new vision of sustainable life on our planet. A wide range of interrelated solutions, from renewable energy sources and eco-friendly mobility to urban farming, is under development waiting to be scaled up and multiplied around the globe. Pöyry supports the global implementation of solutions by offering consulting and engineering services with a strong focus on local culture and heritage.

Pöyry celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2018. This marks 60 years focusing on sustainability which we will continue to do in to the future. Pöyry started out in the forest industry, and has since expanded in to energy and infrastructure, each area working to create a more sustainable world. We are taking one more step forward through connecting the dots towards green cities and helping to change the environments of urban areas.

The Point of View “Sustainable Smart Cities” provides insights on Pöyry’s visions and services around the emerging topic of designing the cities of the future.

Contact information

Wolfgang Pospischil
Managing Director, Management Consulting, Austria