Urban Futures: four development models for the city of tomorrow
What will the city look like in 2030 in terms of land area, community, interest network, political governance and other key issues? How can we anticipate its future challenges more effectively? It is to answer questions like these that ENGIE conducted the forecast study that has produced four possible scenarios for the city of tomorrow.
The cities illustrations are inspired by Marie-Emilie Sonnois’ drawings.
In conducting this study, ENGIE brought together a team of experts from around the Group, who then based their work on a proven scientific method developed by Professor Michel Godet from CNAM, the leading French science institution. The work done by the team has resulted in a number of alternative possible solutions for cities in 2030:
“Our work was based on identifying and interpreting the expectations and changing behavior of urban stakeholders (councilors, citizens, businesses, etc.) in order to build innovative solutions that would be appropriate and acceptable”, explains Joëlle Gitton, Head of the City and Building of Tomorrow program in the ENGIE Research & Innovation Department.