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Cities Are Rebounding, But Their Relationship With Residents Is Changing
For the first time since we began surveying global city residents in May 2020 — during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic — living...
Residential Experience Index 2021
We surveyed residents across nine global markets to understand their experiences and the implications for the future of residential development.
The Future of Residential Design Must Balance Affordability, Satisfaction, and Experience
Among the factors impacting people’s decisions about where to live, what matters most? Gensler’s Residential Experience Index seeks to understand...
Hospitality’s Growing Influence on Mid- to High-End Residential Design
Today’s consumers are looking for complementary services that can ease the burden of daily chores and enhance their overall living experience. Here...
Rethinking Longevity in an Age-Inclusive World
Here are five strategies for reimagining longevity in an age-inclusive world.
Work From Home Needs a Home for Work
How can residential design evolve to support the growing at-home workforce? Gensler's Residential Experience Index offers some insights.
The Benefits of Converting Class C Office Into First Class Residential
From coast-to-coast, clients are facing a similar challenge: in order to future-proof older buildings, they’ll need to make their buildings more...
From Indifference to Serendipity: Experiments in the Art of Living Together
The pandemic presents an opportunity to rethink housing; architecture can and should play a critical role as an agent that tilts the outcome of each...
Design Forecast: Residential
The need for affordable and workforce housing was a reality before 2020, but the events of this past year have put a new spotlight on the pressing...
Design Forecast: Senior Living
Today’s aging population is tech-savvy, innovative, independent, and diverse. The design of living spaces ranging from retirement communities to...
How to Bring Older Office Buildings Back to Life Amid a Struggling Commercial Real Estate Market
Here are several opportunities commercial real estate developers can consider when converting or repositioning under-performing office buildings.
How Companies Can Support Work-From-Home Best Practices in the Long Term
As businesses eye a strategic and safe return to the office, here are the operational mechanisms they should consider in order to support partial...
Will the Work From Home Trend Impact Residential Design?
As working from home gains acceptance and more roles are fulfilled in remote settings, the fundamental principles of workplace design will still...
Redesigning Mixed-Use Environments for a Post-Pandemic World
What will mixed-use and public places look like after this pandemic?
THE URBAN EXPERIENCE
TRANSFORMING THE URBAN EXPERIENCE THROUGH DESIGN As cities continue to grow, designers are stepping in to create experiences that connect people to...
How We're Innovating to Create Housing for All
To respond to the global need for more housing — and more affordable housing — we’re exploring ideas that include co-living spaces, senior living...
Is There Still a Difference Between Live, Work, and Play?
As our lives blend together, our spaces need to become more hybrid as well.
The Inertia of Home
For tenants, moving is expensive, unsettling, and time-consuming. For owners, high turnover is costly because of repairs and maintenance between...
Design Forecast presents a comprehensive look at design around the globe, with over 100 pages of insights, research and industry trends. Register...
Dialogue 34: How Workplace
is Shaping the
Future of Cities
HOW WORKPLACE IS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF CITIES No experience shapes people’s lives more than work. From incubating new ideas to addressing climate...
Dialogue 33: DESIGNING
DESIGNING CITIES FOR PEOPLE No matter how you look at cities, people are always at the center. For that reason, we believe that human experience is...
Designing Intergenerational Communities
Building upon our BoomTown framework to understand the essential elements for multigenerational communities.
Building a Bridge for L.A.'s Homeless Population
An emergency housing program provides critical interim housing for Los Angeles’ homeless.
Focus On: Affordable Housing
As cities grow, there’s an urgent need to provide residents with housing they can afford.
Placemaking and the art of Mixed Use
As more people turn to technology for their daily transactions, designers of mixed-use developments are focusing on placemaking to deliver meaningful...
Designing Innovative Solutions for Homelessness
Creating a plan to develop and implement Permanent Supportive Housing for the homeless quickly and inexpensively.
Are today’s communities prepared for our rapidly growing, healthy, and savvy aging population?
Design Parameters for Urban Office-to-Residential Conversion
Building a framework for residential conversion for underperforming office buildings.
In the Mix
Work was a silo, but now we stack, embed, and overlay it with the rest of life to create great synergies and adjacencies. Welcome the newly...
Design for Active Aging
Can design better support today’s active aging population? Today's aging population is anything but traditionally senior.
Inspired by Shanghai’s tradition of parks and neighborhoods, China’s tallest mixed-use building will complete the world’s first super-highrise...