Our Motivation

As populations shift, cities around the world face two types of challenges: rapid urbanization and population shifts that decrease populations in urban areas. These are challenges of rapid land use changes that will affect future infrastructure and institutional needs, future investment, place stress on surrounding landscapes and may increase susceptibility to climate change. The management of rapid urbanization of a region requires a scientific understanding of the complex patterns and processes associated with land cover changes and urban growth. The synthesis of this information will help decision makers to properly manage the challenges posed by urban expansion.

We embrace our responsibility by raising the standard for sustainable management practices in both our internal actions and the delivery of services.

Our schemes

Our Services

The services that we develop aim to increase urban sustainability through a cross-sectoral approach, also recognizing the interrelationships between urban and natural environments. Through this approach, we provide decision makers with comprehensive tools to improve the future development of urban areas considering a range of factors, from density and urban configuration to infrastructure and open space requirements.

  • Urban growth modeling and simulation
  • Green Infrastructure planning and design
  • Urban economics
  • Infrastructure service analysis and cost evaluation
  • Urban design and planning
  • Mobility and housing planning
  • Identify changes in the urban environment
  • Tools for decision makers to prioritize actions

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    Practice areas

    For more information

    Sophia Emperador
    Urban and Landscape Sustainability Specialist
    +1 617-227-8885 (GMT -05:00)

    Download Area

    • Urban Sustainability, Factsheet


    Featured Project

    Analysis of Pluvial Inundation and Storm Surge Vulnerability and Risk | Mar del Plata, Argentina