Growing populations, mass urbanisation and climate change are creating enormous challenges for the world's infrastructure. Today’s challenges making our cities more resilient and livable requires a holistic view on design and environment. However, traditionally people working with design and people working with geography has lived very separate lives. There has been an almost religious fight going on between those working with CAD/BIM and those working with GIS. Recently, conveyed by World leading corporates strategic alliances, technology development is helping in breaking down the walls. Spiced up by real world examples our talk will illustrate how the disciplines of design and location come together.