The City of the Future Is Right Around the Corner

A picture of morning commuters walking through a city in the morning, silhouetted by the early sunrise flare.

© Ezra Bailey - Stone / Getty Images

The city of the future will likely combine energy efficiency, a mix of commercial and residential real estate, a variety of transportation options, and connectivity. Energy efficiency begins on an individual level, and the occupants of any building—commercial or residential—can lower their energy use with simple behavioral changes and low-cost upgrades. Owners of multifamily buildings can also apply for federal financing to help support larger, costlier upgrades. Billy Grayson of the Urban Land Institute and Evan Regan-Levine of REIT JBG Smith discussed the city of the future in the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings’ Urban Roundtable. Read more.