Our 'Living cities' philosophy

'Living cities' is the philosophy that guides our strategy, helping us to create, invest in and manage properties and places that contribute to the enduring success of cities.

Grosvenor, one of the world's largest international private property groups, works in some of the most dynamic cities around the world.

Urbanisation is recognised as one of the defining forces of the modern world. With 340 years' experience as steward of our London estate, we believe we can help cities grow and evolve in ways that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.

We aim to make a long-term contribution to the future success of the cities in which we work by using creative design, high-quality building materials and innovative environmental solutions in our development projects, and through intelligent management of our property assets. In doing so, we strive to create places in which people will want to live, work and enjoy their free time.

Cover of booklet: Living cities - our approach in practice

This booklet, 'Living cities': our approach in practice, summarises Grosvenor's strategy, explains our ‘Living cities’ philosophy, sets out what we see as the key attributes of successful cities and, most importantly, provides examples of our approach in practice.

By taking a long-term approach, we are able to combine our global expertise with local knowledge and cultural understanding. We want our projects to reflect the spirit of the individual city and to foster thriving communities. We work closely with local communities, businesses and civic authorities, and with our partners, consultants and other developers to achieve this.

Our 'Living cities' approach in practice

To help us put our 'Living cities' philosophy into practice we have identified eight attributes that, in our opinion, help cities thrive in the long term. Read more about the eight attributes on our sustainability page.

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