Approach

Going Beyond Spatial

We cannot predict the future. To nonetheless make robust plans for the decades ahead requires an inspiring and clear vision with built-in flexibility and resilience, which can strategically adapt to changing circumstances while maintaining purpose and direction.

Themes That Drive Our Work

Climate change, rapid urban growth of cities in developing economies, as well as the transformation of urban life in post-industrial societies demands that we plan with foresight and purpose. To tackle complex urban matters, current issues and, future problems, systemic thinking is key.

These six themes are those in which our clients have identified the biggest deficits and where we perceive the biggest opportunities to transform our cities for the better.

  • Resilient Environments
    Resilient Environments

    We design environments with foresight that are able to prevent and recover from difficulties, are respectful of land use, and are economically viable.

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  • Implementation Strategies
    Implementation Strategies

    Making plans is easier than seeing them through. We know the importance of respecting local contexts and addressing their unique issues. This results in projects that make sense and are future proof.

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  • Cities for Everyone
    Cities for Everyone

    Spatial planning shapes society. Simple, inclusive planning approaches spark sustainable projects, and spatial diversity enriches urban life.

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  • Shared Knowledge
    Shared Knowledge

    We love to develop ideas together with our clients. We do not just deliver plans, but also transfer the knowledge on how to use and implement them.

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  • Liveable Neighbourhoods
    Liveable Neighbourhoods

    Cities should accommodate flexible uses and the unexpected. Flexible urban design enhances the quality of life and boosts local economies by supporting diverse activities and public spaces.

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  • Digital Urbanism
    Digital Urbanism

    We harness data and technology to craft people-centred smart cities, integrating data-driven design, simulations, and digital engagement in our planning process.

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Our Process Adapts to Any Project

Our planning and design decisions are based on a thorough analysis of the challenges, objectives, conditions, and context. This analysis goes beyond the spatial and includes comprehensive economic, social, environmental, and regulatory assessment.

From there, we develop design scenarios, that we test against the project goals. The most promising solutions are then refined together with stakeholders and experts in an iterative process.

At TSPA, we use strategic thinking based on a thorough understanding of urban development trends to develop incremental transformation to achieve both quick wins and long term sustainability.