From regenerating cities and creating new communities to managing whole landscapes and designing inspiring public spaces, there are tremendous challenges in shaping the world for the future. However, along with the most pressing issues of climate change, population growth and pressure on the world's natural resources, every challenge also presents a raft of opportunities. This book draws together a collection of some of the most impressive and intriguing recent projects completed by global firm Design + Planning at AECOM. A leader in making distinctive and beautiful places, Design + Planning at AECOM embraces complexity and works at all scales. While rooted in masterplanning and landscape architecture, the practice also encompasses design, planning, economic development, social and cultural consultancy and environmental services. Its collaborative and cross-disciplinary approach delivers imaginative and sustainable solutions to enhance quality of life and ensure every project's long-term success. Underpinning all work is a commitment to innovation, design quality, maximising potential, social inclusion, best value for client and community, enhancing biodiversity and the careful use of natural resources. This is the bigger picture.