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Our Approach

Our Approach

Cities are among the most complex socio-economic systems. They are an intermingled web of objects (people, companies, buildings, infrastructures) in interaction with one another (trades, energy, information...). But as any complex systems, cities display emerging patterns and mathematical regularities. Our disruptive approach builds on complexity science, urban analysis and big data to understand these patterns and predict their evolution.

UM Strategy is a spin-off of the Urban Morphology Institute. It builds upon 10 years of cutting edge Research & Development, which made the Urban Morphology Institute a global reference in the field. The mission of the Urban Morphology Institute is to bridge the gap between the science of cities and global stakeholders of urban development, including the World Bank, UNEP, UN-Habitat, Caisse des Dépôts and the French Development Agency.

The mission of UM Strategy is to bring these disruptive tools to the private sector and create value resting upon complex systems thinking. This holistic understanding of the city coupled with big data helps decision makers plan the future, implement alternative scenarios and assess their impacts, predict the impact of today’s decisions on tomorrow’s business.