Ideas are the currency of change in our communities. Great thinking will lead to the cities we want, rather than the cities we inherit. All good design, and good technology, starts with an idea. From seeing patterns in data, to interpreting complexity with insight, IBI Group is at the leading edge of how we think about our cities, and how to make them better.
Shifting Gears: Exploring the Future of Parking Garages
With speeding advances in the transportation sector, it’s hard to imagine what the future of mobility will look like down the road. As autonomous vehicles and rideshare services both keep cars on the move, this raises the questions about the future of surplus land devoted to parked cars...
Augmented Reality and the Impact on Place
Despite their popularity, mobile GPS applications still leave plenty of room for confusion, particularly in unfamiliar places when users need them most. Programs such as Google Maps guide users from an aerial level, or render an ambiguously geometric and digitized world at best. What if map services were able to provide navigation from a user’s point of view and accurately reference the world around them?
Championing Buildings Fit for Wellbeing
As we transition into the Third Era of Health, there is a growing societal focus on health and wellbeing. One notable way that this focus is manifesting itself is through a greater emphasis on physical place design and the way in which they are operated.
TH!NK is our in-house research and development group, and also curates the blog. Unlike traditional R&D units, TH!NK works as a decentralized knowledge network that leverages the intellectual capital of IBI Group employees across disciplines and geographies. This interdisciplinary approach means that fresh perspectives and ideas are constantly applied across sectors, leading to new concepts and solutions that define the cities of tomorrow.
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At IBI Group we are a coalition of leading urbanists, design thinkers, and practitioners — experts on the communities that we not only design for, but live in as well.
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We are the global partner to plan, design, build, and sustain the cities of tomorrow. We are holistically minded, design inspired, and technology driven.