Thoughts on what makes places attractive, on urbanism's capacity to foster peace and prosperity, and on the most complicated "real estate" conflict in the world — following my first visit to Saudi Arabia.
As work becomes less dependent on location, life becomes more dependent on location.
The way people live, work, and rest in the Land of the Rising Sun provides an interesting perspective on the evolution of other markets.
Lessons from AI and urban planning on why it pays to keep things open — and how exclusivity destroys value.
Last week, I was interviewed by Derek Thompson on the Plain English podcast about the future of the American city. We spoke about changes in how and where people work, the valuation and operation of offices, the impact on regional banks, and what cities can and can't do
I had a long conversation with ChatGPT about the future of cities and offices. We focused, in particular, on the impact of different technologies on the size and location of offices, and the type of activities they were used for.
Technology is forcing our cities to evolve. It is redefining the meaning of location and accessibility, it changes the way we work and move around, and it forces us to reconsider many of our basic assumptions. How should cities respond? What can be done to increase opportunity and tackle inequality?
📚I am writing a new book about the future of work, cities, and companies. Click here to read the first few pages. Earlier this week, I hosted Dr. Judy Stephenson for a chat about the history of working from home and mixed-use cities. You can watch the whole thing below
I chatted with Gensler's Steven Paynter about the challenges and opportunities of Office-to-Residential conversions.
Can an oversupply of offices create an oversupply of housing? (Generally, no. Occasionally, yes.)