Future environments in which to learn, heal, interact and connect
Where offices are not only a place of work, but a place to develop, learn, relax and enhance personal wellbeing. Where hospitals are centres of health, focussing on preventive care and not centres of illness. Where universities are collaborative networked hubs, with physical and digital learning spaces providing a customised learning experience for anyone. Where factories are totally digitally connected and an integrated part of the circular economy.
Technology will shape our future
Smart technology has the potential to transform our lives for the better - where we live, how we live and how we work. By 2050, 68 per cent of our global population will live in urban areas, rising to 80 per cent in Europe. This mass urban migration will put even further pressure on already limited assets and resources including transportation, healthcare and utilities. In response, governments and municipalities are adopting smart city technology to optimise the efficiency of civic and municipal operations and services and to connect to citizens, creating safer, healthier and better places to live. A strong and connected urban infrastructure needs smart buildings. By optimising hospitals, factories, offices and universities so they are more responsive to the needs of their users and communities, they will become the foundations of our future smart cities.
Transforming digitalisation to humanisation
The 4th Industrial Revolution advances communication and connectivity beyond anything ever imagined, creating limitless opportunities throughout society. Digitally, people are connected, but emotionally there is increasing disconnection. Workplace loneliness and tech-induced stress are on the rise as technology replaces human contact. We can help find the right balance between humanisation and digitalisation, ensuring that technology is a bridge to human connectedness and not a barrier.
Balancing financial and social values
Companies are seeking new ways of engaging and doing business. They want to integrate sustainability, environmental and social initiatives into their culture and develop a meaningful purpose. The primary goal is not only to maximise profits but also to balance financial values with social values and environmental impact. Sometimes this is directed by regulations such as energy neutrality, in other cases it is driven by organisations that want to become the catalyst in a transition towards a sustainable planet and new business models.
A human-centric approach to create smart and healthy environments
We design smart and healthy environments around people. Technology is used for optimal user benefit, creating a frictionless and intuitive experience. This is how we view the world at Royal HaskoningDHV. We humanise the function of technology and adapt it to the local context and needs. We add value for our customers by creating a smart, healthy and safe environment that empowers engagement and offers the ultimate user experience.