Integrated Urban Economics
Achieving positive urban regeneration, environmental sustainability, and economic success in development requires the commitment of the architect, the client, political leaders, and society at large. Our world faces environmental and social challenges at a scale that requires the attention of everyone—from individuals to nations to international organizations. As building and development professionals, we bear a particular responsibility—and have a unique opportunity—to lead the world in achieving long-term, practical solutions that take advantage of our existing urban assets in a sustainable, smart way.
We consider healthy cities and sustainable suburbs to be vital for the wellbeing of the world’s population. Smart and desirable solutions will include higher densities, mixed-use developments, and the integration of amenity and retail into the public realm.
Ultimately the maximum value will only be achieved by measurable improvement to the quality of life of the occupants relative to proximity: access to more transit, social connectivity, choice, as well as less car dependency and much better Architecture.