Integrated Urban Solutions

Integrated Urban Solutions

Economy, ecology and engineering combined with high-quality living and environment

Demographic trends, migration, digitization and climate change mean that cities and local government authorities, along with private project developers, must increasingly come up with new ideas for developing of urban districts and industrial locations. That is because these are the locations where many people live and work, where they build up their social networks, and make use of municipal infrastructures. So it is high time to develop new visions for town planning and architecture, concepts that combine economy, ecology and engineering on the one hand, with high-quality living and environment on the other. 

Drees & Sommer can develop and plan the technical infrastructure for an entire city, district by district, as well as for individual buildings and properties. In collaboration with architects and town planners, we look after every aspect, including energy, water, material cycles, waste management, and innovative transport structures.

Service elements and service modules

  • Innovative and integral specialist planning concepts for the supply infrastructure for districts, properties, and buildings
  • GIS and CityBIM – consulting for cities, local authorities, and private investors
  • Sustainability strategy to ensure a sustainable focus for cities and districts
  • Finance consulting and feasibility studies to transform and develop districts
  • Smart City concepts for digital networking of people, buildings, urban spaces, mobility service providers, and facilities
  • Simulation of comfortable climatic conditions in exterior spaces and assessment of the microclimate
  • Climate adaptation concepts for existing cities
  • Zero energy and CO2-neutral concepts for cities and regions
  • Climate protection concepts for regions, cities and local authorities
  • Concepts for urban energy rehabilitation – inventories, monitoring and implementation concepts, including as part of the KfW Development Bank subsidy program
  • Analysis of urban development designs and projects: performance specifications, design guidelines, potential analysis
  • Certification of districts to DGNB, BREEAM and LEED
Your value added

“We will give you integral, future-oriented planning solutions to transform existing districts, or for the redevelopment of urban and commercial districts and industrial locations.”