Cities for People

Cities for People

As urban population growth accelerates to 75 percent of humanity living in cities by 2050, AECOM recognizes the importance of developing resilient cities to meet global challenges. This population movement will increase demands on municipal services; energy, water and food resources; as well as infrastructure — requiring proactive steps now to ensure our future tomorrow.

AECOM’s vision for a more sustainable future drives much of our work, including the foundation of how we operate as a company. To us, sustainability is about mastering complexity in ways that optimize conditions for human development. And our commitment to this — on behalf of our clients and our communities — is visible in the everyday practices of our people and our projects.

As thought leaders and technical experts in this space, we share our blog to provide our perspectives on the world’s built, natural and social systems for better urban environments. 

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The Nanotechnology Energy Revolution
AECOM's Connected Cities blog Bill Looney, senior program manager, environment, and director of the Nanotechnology...
May 18, 2015 9:05 AM ET
Improving Urban Wellbeing: As Easy as Riding a Bike
AECOM Connected Cities blog AECOM’s Jack Jiang discusses his motivations when working in the cycling space as Christchurch, New Zealand, rebuilds itself post-earthquake. The landscape of post-earthquake Christchurch, New Zealand, is changing rapidly. When there is change, there will be...
May 7, 2015 9:05 AM ET
AECOM's Connected Cities blog: 100 Resilient Cities — Is Yours One of Them?
AECOM's Connected Cities blog Claire Bonham-Carter, AECOM's director of sustainable development, design + planning, discusses the first-ever Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) Summit as part of the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities program. In early November 2014, newly appointed CROs...
Dec 18, 2014 9:05 AM ET
AECOM Transforms Contaminated Site in Canada into Urban Park
Faced with the challenge of cleaning up one of Canada's largest contaminated industrial sites, the Sydney Tar Ponds Agency turned to AECOM to develop a design strategy to support the agency’s vision of delivering the CA$400-million (US$393-million) project into a public park based on the principles of sustainable remediation. ...
Sep 15, 2014 9:00 AM ET
Student Vision for Renewing Tirupur, India, Wins AECOM Urban SOS Competition
New York, September 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Michelle Zucker, a landscape architecture student at Penn State, and Emily Saunders, an architecture student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, have won AECOM’s fifth annual Urban SOS competition. Their entry, “Restart Tirupur,” proposed to reactivate an abandoned factory as a water filter and start...
Sep 9, 2014 9:00 AM ET