Urban Insight is based on a series of insight reports written by Sweco experts. It is a long-term initiative with a different theme each year. The theme for 2018 is Urban Move, focusing on mobility and sustainable development of transports in Europe.
In many European cities, car traffic has been given priority over pedestrian and bicycle traffic. The latest Urban Insight report, Urban Mobility on a Human Scale - Promoting and Facilitating Active Travel in Cities, concludes that for a long time, the social benefits that accompany increased walking and cycling have been underestimated. In addition to obvious benefits in terms of improved air quality, the efficient use of public space and a more active life style, there are also important monetary and safety benefits to consider.
Sweco utilizes building information modeling BIM, in all phases of a building’s life cycle, from needs assessment to handover, use and maintenance. Design and commissioning are based on our own effective design methods that utilize LEAN principles and commissioning based on business information models.
Our expertise ensures that the commissioner’s and end user’s goals are met, all the while taking quality and cost-effectiveness into account. We are active in developing our skills in design, modelling, simulations and virtual reality.