Urban Development

Urban Development

Demographic pressures, migration, pollution, and improvement of living standards ask that city management continuously rethink their way of dealing with the urban environment.

Urban management is a new business area. Many cities offer incentives for investors and futuristic infrastructure. Competition among cities and from emerging cities to attract investors is getting tougher.

Pöyry helps urban areas to update their facilities by providing consulting services in transportation, environmental management, water supply/distribution and public management.

We assist city management by conducting physical and socio-economic surveys, preparing city development strategies/plans, as well as carrying out construction, design and maintenance procedures.

We have assisted cities such as those in Vietnam (Hue, Dong Hoi, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang) with multilateral funding, to modernise their infrastructure and public administration.

We provided in-situ expertise in various domains such as community participation, urban planning, project management/construction supervision and economic/business development.

City Development Strategy

Planning in emerging countries involves taking a different approach, usually strongly involving the community, as a way to compensate for the lack of financial resources.

Construction Supervision

Pöyry Teams are regularly involved in construction supervision management for big donor-funded projects (WB, ADB, UNDP, SDC).

Infrastructure Management

Infrastructure management is linked to planning or urban development process and is sector-specific, such as drainage and sewerage, solid waste, transport and water supply.

Public Administration Reform

Public Administration Reform (PAR) is another facet of the development of infrastructure.

Training Capacity Building

Pöyry's commitment to provide new infrastructure and services to the municipalities goes beyond mere design and implementation. Whenever a new organisation is created, a new public service is offered to the public, a new infrastructure in handed over, staff in charge has to be trained in management techniques, customer handling or new technologies. In all projects managed by Pöyry, there is a component that addresses training and capacity building. In emerging countries, training design systematically includes cultural dimensions, takes into account the educational background of the trainees, and is completed by a training audit and a follow-up program.