Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more. At their best, cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically. With the number of people living within cities projected to rise to 5 billion people by 2030, it’s important that efficient urban planning and management practices are in place to deal with the challenges brought by urbanization.
Many challenges exist to maintaining cities in a way that continues to create jobs and prosperity without straining land and resources. Common urban challenges include congestion, lack of funds to provide basic services, a shortage of adequate housing, declining infrastructure and rising air pollution within cities.
Rapid urbanization challenges, such as the safe removal and management of solid waste within cities, can be overcome in ways that allow them to continue to thrive and grow, while improving resource use and reducing pollution and poverty. One such example is an increase in municipal waste collection. There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.
What does GTS do?
Through our dedication to the inclusive economy which is supported by our employment agreement commitments we create and environment that allows our workforce to contribute by increased mobilisation through public transport, and increased spending and community interaction which creates a more caring socially conscious environment within cities. Through our contracts with historic environment Scotland we are a key stakeholder in the protection of cultural and natural places of interest whilst being at the cutting edge of regeneration by working alongside Multiplex construction at the UoG regeneration project which is Scotlands largest education campus regeneration project to date. We believe in a secure by design attitude to create a safer environment which breeds trust and confidence in all and this is embedded in all of our business offerings and our very own social aims and objectives.