The Urban Design team applies a holistic approach to the study of the city, exploring patterns of behaviour, demographics and the hidden systems that influence the built environment, from the property market to underground infrastructure. The team draws on an extensive body of data to inform the design process. 

Many of their tools are custom-made, including a touch-screen system that allows users to collaborate in a virtual environment, testing the impact of different configurations on pedestrian activity. By analysing trends influencing cities today, they help us to create communities for the future.