The Global Cities Institute focuses on the evolving role of cities and regions in realising social, economic and environmental aspirations. The institute, a not-for-profit initiative by Aecom, draws on the company’s fully integrated planning, design, engineering and management capabilities to help improve cities. The ‘CITY’ graphic creatively evolves with each description from growing to shrinking, green to arid, wealthy to poor. The film effectively and artistically explores this cross section of cities, questioning the approach on how to deal with these current urban problems.
Commissioned to launch the Ground Zero masterplan, this film imagines the city of New York rebuilding itself. The old city buildings such as the Chrysler and Empire State spring to life, and signal to each other, drawing a crowd to the site, where the new towers re-emerge triumphantly. The film was designed for a public audience, to be shown in subway stations, ports, and airports, as well as online and in presentations.
The City of Baltimore and Aecom invited us to create an animation to communicate their new Climate Action Plan in a fun and engaging way - to create a film which would appeal to young and old alike as part of their multimedia campaign.
Working closely with illustrator Serge Seidllitz, comic cartoon characters, 'drawn' on walls of the city walk us through a fictional Baltimore chronicling the key points of the plan along the way.