We are witnessing unprecedented urban development – cities are changing, growing and accelerating before our eyes.
However, the ways in which we plan and govern and manage our cities today are not always flexible enough to reflect the dynamics of these fast-paced changes. On the contrary, they tend to be rather static rarely responding to current and future needs for long-term sustainable development. Traditional methods of city planning do not adequately react to the specific needs of various human settlements, nor to the ever-changing socio-economic situation of our world. Today’s city authorities generally struggle to use new procedures, technologies and sources of information sufficient enough to reflect the changing ways in which we work and live in.
We want to create smart, resilient, sustainable and competitive cities, which are able to react to the problems of the twenty-first century and are pleasant places to live for their residents. However, new challenges require entirely new methods of management and planning cities and projects.
We, therefore, see the future of urban planning as relying on an open, flexible system of cooperation between independent experts from different sectors. This method of organization allows us to access not only to the resources that are available to traditional organizations, but to utilize the very best resources there are. As a result, we can react flexibly to current and future challenges our cities face.
This is why we created 4ct. For cites.