At Grosvenor, we hope to make a lasting contribution to the communities in which we are active, and to the environment, taking advantage of the property skills and the long-term perspective that we have developed over many generations as a private company. ‘Living cities’ is a philosophy which supports our strategy, guiding us to create, to invest in and to manage properties and places that contribute to the enduring success of cities.
To help us put our ‘Living cities’ philosophy into practice, we have identified the attributes which we believe characterise cities that are truly sustainable. We developed these attributes with input from our staff, our stakeholders and leading city experts from around the world.
These eight attributes describe the conditions and interrelationships that, in our opinion, help cities thrive in the long term. The list is not prescriptive, but rather a guide that we can use to understand how our activity contributes to the enduring success of cities.
The attributes are all:
They are for cities - they focus on the trends, needs and aims of the wider area.
They take into account the future conditions and needs of a city.
They provide a framework which can be adapted to the specific context of any city.
They work best when they are considered together.
They encompass a range of dimensions.
They describe what we believe cities can aspire to, if the will is there.
Click here to read more about our Living cities philosophy and approach in practice.