Trends 2023

Urban Community Transformation

By 2050, the world population is predicted to reach 9.9 billion (PRB, 2020). If we want our cities to keep up with this rapid growth, creative solutions, and new ways to make the most of our space are needed now. Endless expansion is not a viable option, so people are constantly and creatively seeking for innovative ways to make efficient and truly livable use of urban space. They are no longer waiting for policies to lead to change. Now, citizens are actively getting involved in shaping the city of the future.


Why should you own a car when finding a parking space is a nightmare in densely populated cities – walking, biking, public transport and carsharing are sustainable alternatives that relieve congested and polluted cities. And rather than building everything from scratch, retrofitting can make older buildings future-proof. But the change happening right now goes further than just focusing on environmental sustainability. In the face of rising living costs and the scarcity of affordable housing, some are even exploring communal living spaces.


It’s all about change created by people for people. And this includes everyone. Because the city of the future is intersectional – taking into account women’s and underrepresented groups’ perspectives to create safe, comfortable and thriving spaces for all.