Future Cities Catapult accelerates urban ideas to market, to grow the economy and make cities better. It brings together businesses, universities and city leaders so that they can work with each other to solve the problems that cities face, now and in the future.

Space Syntax provides strategic consulting services in the planning and design of cities, urban places and buildings. Their mission is to introduce human-focused, outcome-oriented perspectives into planning and design processes and to contribute to creating places that foster economic growth, health and wellbeing, equality and sustainability.


Space Syntax have been applying their unique data-driven, modelling approach to planning and design projects across the world for over 25 years. Their work initially focused on modelling a city’s street layout – its spatial network – to understand pedestrian movement patterns. More recently, however, advances in their analytical capabilities have allowed them to construct integrated urban models. Integrated urban models combine their models of street layouts with a range of other datasets relating to demographics, land use and the transport network. The outputs of these integrated urban models can reveal, for example, how walkable a city or neighbourhood is, as well as where there are high levels of car dependency.