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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.

Pivot to a Smart Urban Future

Over the last few years we have watched technology evolve from imagination to implementation. As we transition towards a new era of knowledge and design, we've highlighted some of the key pivot technologies revolutionizing the world around us.

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A Push to the Park

Technology often gets a bad rep for insinuating false connections and making us feel more alone. Park Time, a beta app from Sidewalk Labs, challenges this idea by encouraging parents to connect at the park. How else can we use tech to foster strong communities?

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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...

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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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Innovation at IBI

People make ideas

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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Upcoming Events

Our leading staff participate in conferences and events around the world. It is a great way to meet us in person, and to hear what the latest developments are in our industry, in technology, and in the cities around you. Find out where we are appearing next!

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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.


Technology has drastically accelerated the pace of change in our lives - and our communities must evolve accordingly. By blending data and design, we're fostering smarter, more connected residential environments.

See how IBI is redefining the urban experience


Medical science is helping us achieve longer, happier, highly functional lives. We’re finding new ways to put patients first, and transforming the way we think about aging in place.

See how we’re advancing healthcare realities


A new generation of minds is reshaping the way we approach education at all levels of learning. We’re connecting pedagogy to design to deliver the best conditions for discovery.

See how we’re reshaping education environments


A new mobile ecosystem is changing the way we interact with and move throughout our cities. We're tapping into new technologies and community intelligence to bring choice and comfort to the urban journey. We are enabling a connected future for cities and their residents.

See how we’re changing the way cities move