CH2M’s exceptional skills and creativity play a role in advancing the quality of life in cities around the world. We help local and state governments advance the revitalization and development of their urban centers, from core infrastructure to new investments – and we’re even providing municipal services for two top five cities on the recent America’s 50 best cities to live in list.
We help cities compete for economic interests that create jobs, attract talent and cultivate opportunities for people to prosper. We engage with leaders and stakeholders to imagine and advance innovative and practical solutions that complement their communities’ unique strengths and turn challenges into opportunities.
Across a full spectrum of great-city services, we serve public- and private-sector clients who want to deliver the promise of growth, while ensuring resilient and sustainable communities. Our 5 Keys to Great Cities provide a comprehensive framework for local leaders to create and implement sustainable development strategies. In brief, the 5 keys are:
The scope and scalability of essential infrastructure systems—water, sanitation, energy, transportation, housing and communication—to serve its population, accommodate growth, and promote wellness and quality of life for all.
of the world's population will live in cities by 2050
people will be within 45 minutes of central London thanks to London's Crossrail
Capacity in the news
CH2M, Canaveral Port Authority designing new terminal for world's second-busiest cruise port
CH2M appointed to deliver Tuas Water Reclamation Plant in Singapore
The optimal mix of character, history, culture, public spaces, aesthetics and social services that make a city unique, safe, secure and welcoming to residents and visitors alike.
District residents live within a 10-minute walk from the Anacostia River
miles of riverside trails for residents and visitors in D.C. and the state of Maryland to enjoy
Livability in the news
City and County of Denver selects CH2M to help determine the future of the 16th Street Mall
CH2M provides construction management for Quanta Resources Corporation Superfund site remedial action
The integration of digital and physical communication networks, data, smart technologies and processes to efficiently connect all community members and services in ways that enhance agility, collaboration, productivity, public health and safety.
Connectivity in action - Aurangabad Industrial Smart City
Promising India’s residents new pathways to economic vitality and vibrant urban living, with creative reconnection to its golden past.
square km planned as a connected, competitive smart city
jobs to be created
Connectivity in the news
10 unbeatable advantages of using the cloud for flood risk modeling
How 1 highway network is changing the user experience game
Driving the future of autonomous vehicles – why cities need to start setting the rules
The ability to attract diverse talent, interest and investment to stimulate sustained business and economic growth, including essential resources such as a skilled workforce, advanced industries, thriving commercial centers and innovation-incubating universities and technologies.
average miles per plow – nearly two times the average of adjacent jurisdictions
people are better connected to their city
Viability in the news
Water has no substitute: Why a healthy economy depends on its security
CH2M, Evergreen State College Center for Sustainable Infrastructure visualize a future for water infrastructure
length of replacement boardwalk along the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens.
elevation of the boardwalk above the FEMA 100-year floodplain.
Resiliency in the news
Is it time for another look at New York harbor storm surge barrier?
CH2M-developed integrated water management plan promotes sustainable water solutions in metropolitan Atlanta
Each year on October 31, we celebrate World Cities Day. World Cities Day, created by the United Nations in 2014, promotes awareness of global urbanization and pushes forward cooperation among countries in addressing the challenges of urbanization and contributing to sustainable development.
We proudly support great cities and communities around the globe driving the forefront of the urban movement:
- London is delivering visionary public transport programs like Crossrail which will bring an extra 1.5 million people to within 45 minutes of the city center, boosting the U.K. economy by £211 billion and creating up to 180,000 jobs and 10,000 apprenticeships.
- The Rocky Mountain state is reaching new heights in its capital city – Denver – and beyond by developing resilient, attractive communities through capacity-building roadway studies, city management and water reuse initiatives, and imagining and designing new infrastructure across the spectrum.
- Multifaceted programs in Singapore and Malaysia are providing rapid-transit mobility and sustainable water services to meet the needs of a growing population, and creating community gathering points and recreational spaces for people to enjoy.
- The most-populated city in the United Arab Emirates – Dubai – opened a 16-mile waterway connecting Dubai Creek with the Arabian Gulf to add new vibrancy to Dubai’s ultramodern cityscape as a centerpiece for a host of new residential and recreational developments.