Cities are top of mind for us because of how profoundly they touch the lives of the people who live in them. For that reason, we believe that human experience is the driving force behind how we shape our future cities. That’s why we have devoted this issue to Designing Cities for People.
As community builders, we face many challenges — ranging from affordable housing to climate change. At the same time, we recognize tremendous opportunities to leverage the power of cities to reshape education, accommodate new forms of mobility, expand access to healthcare, and reinvent what it means to be a “smart city.” Every day, Gensler’s designers are reimagining how people will experience cities in the future, and we are using the power of design to create a better world — and better cities — for generations to come.