Jamie & Marie-alexandrine Burrows
Vertical Future was founded for one simple reason - because we want to make cities better for our children.
We believe that the link between urbanisation and health is underestimated and not given enough attention. Only recently has there been a rise in interest in the UK media - mainly due to air pollution. What is true is that rapid urbanisation can have a dramatic and severe effect on our health and more should be done.
The decision to leverage technology was an easy one. We just need to look around to realise just how much of a role technology plays in our everyday lives. We also continue to be fascinated by how technology is able to bridge economic and social divides.
In our first year of operation, our plans are ambitious, yet achievable and sympathetic with key issues in almost all cities. We hope that our work will contribute to healthier cities - now, and in the future.