According to a recent study conducted by the Institute for Economics & Peace, it is anticipated that urban areas will house 70% of the world's population by 2050, a significant increase from the 54% recorded in 2020. This rapid urbanization can be attributed to both population growth and an ongoing trend favoring city living.
As professionals dedicated to shaping the urban landscape, it is imperative for us to ensure that the rising demand for high-density development is met with an approach that prioritizes equity, sustainability, and fiscal responsibility. Our goal is to stimulate innovation that fosters thriving communities where people can flourish.
In this report, we’ve gathered insights from members of our diverse global team, each offering valuable perspectives on a crucial aspect of successful high-density living in their respective cities and the value it can bring. Voices in Toronto include Principal Stefanie Siu Chong, who dives into how 307 Lake Shore Boulevard East will redefine urban living by both enhancing resident quality of life and also meeting the needs of a rapidly growing city. Also featured from Toronto is Jesse Klimitz, Director of Human Space, our inclusive design consultancy, who provides insights on how implementing principles of inclusive design is crucial when creating equitable communities in rapidly densifying cities.
For those who wish to gain a deep understanding of the pivotal role of design in shaping our urban future, we welcome you to explore the complete report by clicking HERE.