55% of today’s global population lives in urban areas. By 2050, this proportion will increase to nearly 70% (UN). Urbanisation is the main driver for large infrastructure projects such as highways, industrial areas, office buildings and retail complexes.
These investments may have enormous societal impacts such as relocation of citizens, or come with key responsibilities such as providing good working conditions. They may also significantly impact the environment, which leads the industry to be a major actor in the preparation of climate change mitigation measures.
Infrastructure is the canvas that supports or hinders other sectors to achieve sustainability, most prominently in the development of a sustainable mobility infrastructure. A strong cooperation is required with public and private stakeholders to achieve joint success.