Urban revitalization can be the catalyst for creating complete communities
The implementation of mass-scale work-from-home exacerbated an issue that cities with above-average office vacancy had already been grappling with: How do we create more vibrant urban cores, instead of solely focusing on the 8-to-5 office environment?
To enhance the vitality of a city and create these desirable destinations, increased density is needed. Dense urban environments allow for the concentrations of people necessary for a balance of residential and employment options, along with the broader services, retail and entertainment offerings, multimodal transportation, and social support people from all walks of life need and enjoy.
Complete communities that cater to the average needs of the people who live, work, and play within a 15-minute radius of their homes are what we are seeing envisioned for those cities planning for the next generation of users. Planning for the needs and wants of the future is driving the next evolution in citymaking; it will take big, bold decisions to implement the necessary scale of change.