Research

The Future of Cities

Shaping the future of urban ecosystems

November 25, 2021
Contributors:
  • Walid Goudiard
  • Jeremy Kelly
  • Richa Walia

As the ways we live and work change, the real estate industry has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lead the development of our cities in a more sustainable and responsible manner.

The pandemic has had an enduring impact on our urban environment and on what we want and expect from the spaces around us. Tomorrow’s urban areas will need to embrace fresh thinking and develop innovative plans that have a positive impact on people, businesses and communities.

Buildings are a critical part of the bigger regeneration picture, requiring agile and innovative approaches to become more sustainable and deliver financial and social value.

For the people living and working in urban areas, good transformation means delivering a renewed sense of place with strong sustainability credentials and a high quality of life.

The appetite for such urban environments is growing – but transforming our cities in such a way requires a shift in the criteria for assessing return on invested capital to include both environmental and social impact.

Download our report to explore the key drivers of change across a range of asset classes and how the built environment is adapting to shape meaningful places we all value.

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