Our living, working and mobility behavior has changed radically in recent decades. At the same time, demographic change and migration poses great challenges for cities and local government authorities. The impacts of climate change are also more evident in the cities than in rural areas. This difficult situation demands new approaches to urban development.
As society transitions to greater sustainability, city districts play a preeminent role. They provide the environment in which people live and work. It is here that social networking takes place, urban infrastructures are operated, and urban development and architectural visions are developed.
For this reason, the ultimate goal must be to achieve lasting benefits and synergy for urban development. The demand is for solutions that combine economy, ecology, and technology while meeting requirements for high quality of life and environment.
How can this be achieved? Innovative approaches allow districts to be redeveloped and optimized. Infill and development of disused sites offer future-oriented opportunities. Equally, existing districts have to be upgraded, for example by making buildings more energy-efficient.
Drees & Sommer takes a multidisciplinary approach to initiating, planning and managing development and renewal processes for entire cities, districts, and individual buildings and properties. To achieve the optimum outcome for all participants, in the ideal case we start supporting the client before concrete project development begins.
For decades, our company has been synonymous with successful planning and control of real estate, infrastructure and development consulting projects. Are you a development agency or responsible for development in a local government authority? If so, we will be glad to support you with our expertise and offer you the following benefits: