Gensler’s mission is to use design to shape the future of cities, and that starts with shaping human experience. About 3.6 billion people live in urban areas now, and in our global workplace practice, it’s our responsibility to create places for them that are healthy, connected, and socially responsible. That’s why this issue examines How Workplace Is Shaping the Future of Cities.
In workplace design, it’s about creating places that attract and retain the best talent. It’s about helping businesses build work environments that can incubate new ideas, or about creating buildings that leverage technology to help people perform their best. And it’s about climate change. As designers, we believe we can make the world a better place, but to do that we have to start with people. Only then can we truly shape the future of cities as places that are accessible, inclusive, and equitable.