Priorities of our communities have changed drastically with the realities of climate change, shifting demographics and socio-economic drivers that are shaping our cities. We can no longer afford to view development in isolation. A broader and more inclusive viewpoint is needed to ensure communities are not just welcoming to new residents but are open to accommodating responsible developments that help fill the void and increase housing options.
With detail studies of demographics and a detailed psychographic of the community, you can understand the community priorities, housing needs and requirements. The goal should be to set out to deliver a building to the community that provides not only many housing options for the members and their specific needs but also is unique, environmentally sustainable, and one that becomes a landmark.
We have a growing, thriving population that needs housing, and we have to balance this need by taking a very serious look at the challenges we face environmentally, socially and economically.
Good design combines practicality with aesthetics.
Some developers are embracing the transition that our cities are going through, accept the challenge, and demonstrating that with some creativity, economics, environment and community needs can be balanced to bring sustainable, beautiful, viable and affordable projects to life.