By 2030, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities – at least 50% of these with a population of greater than 500,000. This transformation of the world’s urban population presents significant challenges as cities plan for the future in the face of the need for rapid decarbonization, dwindling natural resources, social change, growing demands on mobility networks and urban infrastructure, and complex relationships with rural/semi-rural hinterlands, and other major towns, cities and gateways.
At Steer, we understand the social, economic and environmental drivers of urban transformation and work closely with city authorities, planners and businesses to create the urban policies and strategies necessary for a sustainable urban future.
We have a long history of pioneering new and different ways of thinking. It started forty years ago with understanding that individual behavior drives outcomes, not transportation models. Today, we continue to apply this fresh thinking to solve new challenges. We look at every place differently – its people, value, uniqueness and character – and the integrated networks, ecosystems and structures necessary to underpin its future success.
Our advice is grounded in reality. We adopt an integrated approach to city shaping, drawing on insights from across the business to help our public and private sector clients realize the optimal return on their investment and the best outcome for their local objectives.
How we can help you
We work collaboratively with city authorities, stakeholders, developers, residents and businesses involved in shaping our cities and urban areas. Our core offer includes:
- Adaptability and resilience
- Digital transformation
- Infrastructure and services
- Spatial planning and urban design
- City operations
- Sporting and cultural events
- People and places