Filled with expert analysis, renowned architects, territory members and data visualisation, the new TrendBook Cities of Tomorrow: Resilient and Inclusive takes a deep dive into what our urban landscape looks like and what it might evolve into.

  • How can cities be more resilient?

The Covid-19 crisis is an accelerator of the initiatives already being developed by cities. Previous business districts have been transformed into functioning neighbourhoods with mixed-use buildings, mobility has been developed with greener solutions and citizens have become more and more a part of urban projects.

  • Urban Logistics and the last mile delivery

Due to the Covid-19 crisis and the development of e-commerce and click and collect, logistics is more and more important for the effective running of our cities. 

“ More goods mean also more traffic and a need for increased parking so products can be unloaded.” explains Oliver Wissel, Director European Logistics & Industrial Advisory at BNP Paribas Real Estate

  • When nature inspires the city

The cities of tomorrow will integrate the concept of reversibility and the circular economy. The aim is to preserve our resources and ecosystems. The idea of the circular economy also promotes the re-use of materials and waste recycling. 

Biodiversity is also the key to bringing about a better environment. “The idea is to design real estate projects, right from the conception stage of a building, that take local biodiversity into account in order to limit the impact on the natural and human environment”, explains Catherine Papillon, Head of CSR at BNP Paribas Real Estate.


Trendbook Cities of Tomorrow: Resilient and Inclusive


Each TrendBook looks at the actual changes affecting the real estate market in one way or another. International experts in the sector are given the chance to talk through analyses, testimonials, case studies and key figures.