Ramboll has won a contract to plan for cloudbursts and sea level rise in San Francisco.
Ramboll will oversee three frameworks on behalf of the San Francisco Planning Department to prepare the city for climate risks.
Strategic planning, resiliency planning and sustainability planning provide the broad categories for preparing the city to face climate hazards.
“This very exciting breakthrough is the culmination of dedicated hard work by colleagues from environment and health in the US, Ramboll Denmark, Ramboll Finland, water in the US and Denmark, and the Liveable Cities Lab (LCL). It is a true ‘one company’ effort that demonstrates what we can achieve when we offer clients the full breadth of our expertise,” said Michael Keinath, principal at Ramboll.
LCL director Herbert Dreiseitl added: “We had already been in talks with the local water utility about a potential project, and with the frameworks now in place it will be even more straightforward to access clients and pursue leads. In particular, we see great potential opportunities in the fields of climate adaptation, urban stormwater management and stream restoration, pedestrian and bicycle masterplans.”
Ramboll has already provided New York City with a climate adaptation plan. The company is also serving as a sub-consultant to Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP to prepare San Francisco’s Urban Design framework.