Creating impact in cities and its communities

We want to make an impact in the city. Contribute to the well-being of millions of urbanites. That’s why we think in unconventional solutions. Motivate our clients to think outside the box, and do things differently. Because that’s the only way things change: the essence of making an impact. With this, we are to our clients what cities are to us: a source of inspiration, connection, and energy. As an urban agency, we help to shape the city of the future and respond to the countless urban challenges. From inclusive regional development to health, and from mobility to climate adaptation. We do this by developing visions and strategies for the future. And, at the same time, ensure these ambitious plans become reality. We set people in motion, and make cities better places. Always with urbanites in mind, always in close collaboration with all stakeholders, and often by taking new paths. Want to take steps to create a better city? We’d love to talk to you. We set the bar high for ourselves: in 2028 we aim to make the lives of 28 million urbanites better and brighter. Read more about our ambition here.

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Column: Let's make positive healthy cities
Column: Let's make positive healthy cities

In its recently published report on the future of healthcare , the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER), doesn’t mince its words. If we want healthcare to be accessible to everyone in the Netherlands, and keep costs under control, stringent measures are required. lees verder

New mural to represent dreams of Amsterdamse Poort
New mural to represent dreams of Amsterdamse Poort

In the next few years, Amsterdamse Poort will change from shopping centre to being the vibrant centre of South-East, the frontrunner of Amsterdam. In cooperation with owner CBRE GI, administrator CBRE, developer 3W and the municipality of Amsterdam – but most prominently with local entrepreneurs,… lees verder

Column: City branding as part of an inclusive solution
Column: City branding as part of an inclusive solution

Are cities really showing the best of themselves by using their current branding strategies? Isabel Parra explains how cities are presently not doing this. She proposes two important ways in which cities can shift the focus of their branding efforts from merely attracting, to connecting. lees verder

Eva van Bolderen from Shanghai, China
Eva van Bolderen from Shanghai, China

How would you describe its inhabitants?  As a port city, Shanghai has always had a great mix of people living in the city; the original Shanghainese, but also a lot of domestic migrants and expats living here. I have been mostly surprised by their… lees verder

Anna Swagerman from Berlin, Germany
Anna Swagerman from Berlin, Germany

How would you describe Berlin’s inhabitants? Of course there are various bubbles, but many young people share a certain innovativity. From experimenting with alternative ways of living, to launching ideas in the start-up scene. Why do you love your city? Berlin has an… lees verder

Inge de Boer from Milan, Italy
Inge de Boer from Milan, Italy

How would you describe its inhabitants?  A mix of people, from the cliché Milanese well dressed (not on Saturday as jogging trousers seem to be obligatory for many), to the real Milanese born and raised here, to the new Milanese, both immigrants from others… lees verder

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