We operate at the intersection of policy and commerce to help government and business leaders improve the performance of cities and harness their potential as engines of sustainable prosperity.
Cities are on the frontline of the massive economic, social and environmental issues the world is facing. They are also subject to profound changes from technological disruption, new citizen and consumer preferences, shifting demographics, and the rapidly evolving geopolitical landscape. The need for deeper insights, unconventional thinking, and new combinations of skills is clear.
Future State brings together the mindsets, expertise and insights government, industry and community leaders need to understand the emerging new paradigm for cities and society.
We work side-by-side with our clients and their stakeholders to diagnose multidimensional challenges, identify trends that will shape the future of cities, and unlock bold strategic moves that will generate positive and lasting change. We do this by integrating disciplines, data, and methods to create new insights and strategic tools that offer game-changing potential for cities, communities, and our clients.
What we do
We are passionate about the role cities can play in addressing the big existential and societal challenges of our times. That’s why we are directing our efforts towards challenges that are future-focused and have far-reaching implications for cities, businesses, society, and the planet. We specialise in deep, insightful analysis and strategic advice to help city leaders drive outcomes across three key areas.
- Boosting regional innovation and enterprise. We work with governments, institutions and businesses to transform innovation and industry ecosystems, attract talent, capital and ideas, increase competitiveness and make the most of the forces driving our increasingly complex urban economies.
- Delivering wellbeing for people and communities. We partner with governments, communities and the social sector to redefine measures of social progress, improve community health, proactively tackle inequalities and create more inclusive, resilient and socially prosperous cities and places.
- Enhancing public value from transformative investments. We advise public and private asset developers, investors and owners on the city-shaping impacts of major projects and programs. Helping them clarify purpose and formulate value creation strategies that maximise economic, social and environmental returns on investment.