“We’re facing a future in which our living spaces must balance resilience with openness, density with privacy and technology with nature,” writes Alastair MacGregor, WSP senior vice president and executive business line leader for property and buildings. “But how can these aspects coexist?”
MacGregor, author of “Future Ready: Your Organization’s Guide to Rethinking Climate, Resilience and Sustainability,” explores thoughtful responses to five key questions in a column recently published by Green Builder Media.
“Place Making for Uncertain Times” examines how these priorities can be met by thinking beyond the properties themselves and towards a holistic and human-centered approach. He explains how the best solutions require an interdisciplinary, data-driven approach to development, and clear communication of technical requirements for the built environment. The challenge is to translate these technical topics into messaging that resonates with people, such as greater health, equity or business resilience.
A Future Ready® approach for place-making doesn’t mean a one-size-fits-all model, but rather a series of questions that serve as a springboard for new solutions.
For the full story, read “Place Making for Uncertain Times” at Green Builder Media
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