On March 20, the organization hosted its annual Bay Area Architecture & Design Lunch & Learn, a half-day event discussing interior and exterior evolutions, designing cities of the future, CRE tech, and more. The KPF Principal contributed his perspective on “The Future of the City.”
Focused on parking, transportation, logistics, and design, the panel – made up of leaders in the architecture, planning, and urban design fields – engaged in conversation about their visions for the future of urban life.
Bagley discussed the pace of technological adoption compared to that of building construction. Citing the recently-opened Hudson Yards development as an example, he pointed out that the sophistication of smartphones, and the app-based enterprises that developed around them, increased exponentially during the design and construction process. Ride hailing and food delivery services became popular during this time, making the neighborhoods in the area more accessible and convenient, and thus familiar for New Yorkers well before infrastructure was in place. Bagley also noted that the predicted demise of center city office space due to an increase in tech-enabled remote work never came to fruition. Instead, efficient, transit-connected, centrally located workspace is more coveted than ever.
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