Urban Development

In 2009 for the first time in human history, more people lived in cities than on the countryside. By 2050, the proportion of city dwellers is predicted to reach 70%. This economically-related megatrend toward urbanization presents major organizational and social challenges. Our forecasting tools with high spatial resolution help city governments and public services respond positively to this challenge and create prosperous living spaces of the future.


This example shows the projected change in the housing stock in Austria for the period 2010 to 2050.