Tomorrow’s Communities Are Smart And Urban, Where Everything Acts As A Concept

Tomorrow’s Communities Are Smart And Urban, Where Everything Acts As A Concept

Forbes

By Jennifer Castenson

Rendering of nighttime activity at National Landing

The pandemic put urban areas into a tailspin with workers fleeing office space and residents looking for more comfortable, remote living spaces. At the same time, the pandemic also created massive growth opportunities for some employers, like Amazon. That growth is just one lever moving the company into more office space in Arlington County, Virginia. Over the next decade it will add close to 25,000 jobs to the area. With those jobs comes the need for talent. But how can the company attract talent without the right place to live?

That’s the question real estate developer JBG SMITH asked when sketching out plans for the mixed-use project, National Landing, that currently offers 6.8 million square feet of office space and 2,856 residential units.

Read the full story here.