The Design & Construction Industry

Isolating areas of expertise minimizes potential for innovative, cross-disciplinary development. Traditional, field-specific practices prevent the growth of integrated, complex systems that holistically respond to cities’ future challenges. Some call it niche, but we see it as a rabbit hole. Who assembles the big picture and analyzes how engineering systems fit together? Who aspires to optimize the entire urban system, rather than a single discipline?



1. All people have the right to basic infrastructure.

2. Urban development must have a positive impact on climate.

3. Private and public sector cooperation is critical for successful urban development.

4. Integrating natural systems within the urban fabric spurs growth and supports development