Understanding cities

Complex systems of interdependent systems

Every city is in a constant state of flux. The unique, but continually changing, profile of any city is based on several systems; ecological, structural, socioeconomic, and governance-related.


Because of this mesh of systems, many factors come into play in solving key challenges like air quality, efficient transportation and logistics, energy supply, and climate change resilience.

These are global challenges, but they have local impacts and require local solutions. Managing them demands domain knowledge across multiple sectors.

Our service offering to cities and ports is both broad and deep. We can provide deep technical expertise as well as broad system thinking and modelling.

DNV GL's services improving your cities and ports systems