Kathleen McGrail is the Global Lead and Director of Cities & Urban Infrastructure division in Atkins Acuity, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group. She has over 20 years transformation and change management experience across numerous large complex infrastructure programs. She particularly specialises in the Acuity ‘Future Proofing Cities’ approach which looks to harness opportunities and mitigate risks for clients who wish to optimise their Cities, Districts or greenfield developments. Future Proofing Cities transformation particularly focuses on improving liveability and the overall operation of the city by understanding and assessing core city dimensions such as transport integration and the built environment. The methodology identifies the drivers for change, key trends in changing technology and applies these themes into the overall city strategic planning. Acuity have applied this proven and highly comprehensive approach to over 130 Cities & Developments globally including the UK, China, North & South America, India and the UAE.