Designing the Future Workplace
While there are distinct differences across the globe in how people work, one thing is clear: the workplace is changing. The most successful office workplaces must be compelling destinations that offer a variety of inclusive workspaces where workers can focus, connect, and collaborate. Workplaces and office buildings that optimize sustainability and create meaningful and unique experiences that foster a sense of community, connection, and well-being will have a competitive advantage over those that don’t. We must design spaces that are agile enough to endure future challenges and flexible enough to rapidly evolve with the changing demands of the workforce.
Designing Vibrant 20-Minute Neighborhoods
Cities continue to undergo a period of massive transformation as they look for ways to reinvigorate downtowns and avoid disinvestment and flight. But these crises can also present an opportunity for cities to stimulate innovation, build sustainable infrastructure, and partner with the private, public, and civic sectors. The future of cities is being defined by their ability to create multifunctional 20-minute neighborhoods that successfully address the interconnected issues of thriving workplaces, attainable housing, and safe and accessible transportation.
Designing Experience-Driven Districts and Places
To evolve from single-use, monolithic downtowns, multiuse lifestyle districts will replace single-use central business districts to create a more vibrant, connected, and dynamic ecosystem with a mix of uses — from entertainment to retail, restaurants, hospitality, sports, and cultural attractions. And as people continue to crave shared in-person connections, venues of all types will continue to place a premium on communal, social spaces and engaging, multisensory experiences. Open 24/7, this blend of lifestyle services and amenities can bring people back to cities and cities back to life.
Designing the Future of Health and Wellness
The health sector is grappling with compounding crises, from the lingering effects of the pandemic to a rapidly aging global population, climate change–related threats, and a renewed demand for health equity. People are seeking a holistic, integrated approach to health — one that prioritizes their personal safety and wellness and is embedded into their local communities. From healthcare and senior living to sciences, organizations across disciplines are seeking out new solutions for a range of healthcare challenges, from how we deliver and receive care to new residential approaches to aging in place.