The Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) Global Engagement Platform is here to integrate research efforts through a comparative data repository, data management, digital literacy, design thinking, teaching and learning for collaborative inquiry with stakeholders.


Future Cities Laboratory Global

The ongoing, rapid urbanization has significant effects on the future of urban development and the coexistence of people. This presents us with great challenges.

Traditional functional planning models can no longer adequately capture the complex interrelationships and different influencing factors. A new, holistic understanding of urban planning that considers the interactions of sustainable design principles and can enhance the quality of life in cities is required. This should develop visionary approaches that anticipate and address future needs and challenges. The FCL Global pursues a transdisciplinary approach that combines design, technology, science, and governance.

With its data-driven research based on evidence-based strategies and empirical findings, FCL Global provides the foundation for resilient future urban planning and design. It also encourages collaboration between different interest groups by involving political and participatory processes.


Partner Institutions

Singapore Hub

Singapore-​ETH Centre
1 Create Way
CREATE Tower, #06-​01
Singapore 138602 Openstreetmaps Google Maps

Zurich Hub

ETH Hönggerberg
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
HIL H 55.3 ETH Zurich
8093 Zurich Openstreetmaps Google Maps

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Future Cities Laboratory Global

Welcome to FCL Global, an interdisciplinary research programme that seeks to address the worldwide circumstances of rapid urbanisation. Our ultimate goal is to promote more equitable and livable urban futures, by bringing together Science, Design, Engineering and Governance.

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