By 2050, 70% of the world’s population, or approximately 6.4 billion people, will live in urban cities, the World Health Organisation reports. As the population in a city continues to skyrocket, managing the city’s ever-growing land, energy and water needs can potentially become a logistical nightmare.

How can urban cities respond to the challenges of an expanding urban population sustainably and efficiently?

A whitepaper by Dassault Systèmes illustrates how virtual 3D models can help design cities to be more sustainable and efficient. They help scientists and city planners to:

  • Analyse patterns of interactions with public facilities like transport and waste management
  • Digitally test the socio-economic effects of potential building projects through simulations of human movement and interactions
  • Create sustainable ways of urban planning to reduce issues like traffic jams and air pollution

To learn more about this approach and other use cases, download the full whitepaper by filling in the form below.