A new perspective positioning design as a strategic tool for creating meaningful, lasting, and positive change in the built environment.
“Design for a Radically Changing World” shows the impact of design on our everyday lives and offers innovative ways that design can help address some of the world’s most pressing issues affecting our cities and communities.
From fighting climate change and shaping the future of cities, to reimagining the ways people live, work, and move through their communities, design can bring people together, elevate the human experience, and provide hope for the future. Reflecting on decades of design experience and offering unique case studies, Andy Cohen and Diane Hoskins, Global co-Chairs of Gensler, uncover design solutions and offer actionable advice for business leaders, designers, and all people, to embrace the power of design to create a better world.
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About the Authors
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Diane Hoskins, FAIA, NCARB
Gensler Global Co‑Chair

Diane Hoskins is global co-chair of Gensler, the world’s most influential architecture and design firm. She served as co-CEO from 2005 to 2024. Hoskins is the 2023-2025 Global Chair of the Urban Land Institute and was a featured speaker at the United Nation’s Habitat Assembly in Nairobi (2023) and Climate Action Summit in New York (2019). She has also spoken at the UN Climate Change Conference for three consecutive years. Her insights have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review, CNN, Forbes, Fast Company, NPR, and elsewhere. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Hoskins graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Andy Cohen, FAIA, IIDA
Gensler Global Co-Chair

Andy Cohen is global co-chair of Gensler, the world’s most influential architecture and design firm. He served as co-CEO from 2005 to 2024 and has spent his entire 43-year career at Gensler. Cohen is a frequent speaker for premier industry groups, including the United Nations Climate Change Conference, the Urban Land Institute, the Young Presidents Organization, the Milken Institute Global Conference, the Pension Real Estate Association, and more. His insights have appeared in Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Quartz, Curbed, and many other general interest and trade publications. Cohen is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a graduate of the Pratt Institute.

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