How urban development trends will influence mental and physical health

In PG & Associates projects, we have sought innovation and high technology in the urban development sector over the years, which is why we bring you the latest information on trends in this area of development. With active creativity for the future and well-being of city dwellers, as well as some interesting facts about our history as a company.

Currently, more than 50% of people in the world live in urban areas, and it is necessary to propose solutions for the moment in which this percentage grows exponentially.

Long before the emergence of PG & Associates in 2003, Hugo Perera, its founder, had already been a promoter of a very considerable number of development projects in Miami, even before it was considered an economic and entertainment epicenter in the world.

Part of the architecture of many residential areas, such as Art Deco style condominiums in Miami, as well as the introduction of the modern style, were developed by Hugo Perera. Bringing this experience in urban development, we have developed at PG & Associates projects based on trends aimed at the needs of urban dwellers.

Next, we will present some key trends in urban development today and how they will influence one of the most serious problems today due to its exponential growth, mental and physical health.

       Trends in urban development in the following years

Technology has made possible great changes in the approaches to urban projects. Let’s see how urban development trends will influence mental and physical health today and in a near future.

        Ecologic Cities

It is a subject that could be considered very hackneyed, perhaps you may think that writing about ecology is unnecessary or a topic for hippies, but it is as serious as the gradual loss of drinking water in the world.

CO2, the fourth most abundant gas on earth, is one of the most harmful to health, not only because of the effects it produces on the lungs and the decrease in oxygen levels throughout the body, but because it is gradual damage with severe consequences in the future.

Lack of concentration, headaches, and decreased concentration are some of the symptoms that obviously lead to physical and emotional illness.

Today’s urban designers constantly think about this problem, so future urban designs will surely have a lot of botany in their designs. From trees in the streets to green roofs, and reforestation of many spaces damaged by exploitation, to reduce the high CO2 emissions.

Cars are part of this huge problem, so much so that, on average, there are 2.28 vehicles in American homes, according to a study by Experian. In other words, for every home, there are approximately 2 cars generating carbon dioxide.

This leads us to think that a redesign of cities is necessary for a type of vehicle that is currently booming, the electric car.

Electric Cars

The growing consumption of electric vehicles is a good indicator of people’s awareness since carbon dioxide emissions are zero in battery-powered motors.

The mechanics of these cars is totally different, so the industries are now different from those of fuel vehicle components, which implies a restructuring of the automotive industrial sectors.

In cities, now the locations of recharging centers will have to be efficiently designed, which will have a very different dynamic from gas stations. The ranges of electric cars are different from fuel vehicles, so restructuring is essential.

        Data-Driven Cities


Data is the future because it will tell us what to do and why. Part of the projects for cities of the future is that, in each sector of the city, there are receivers of people’s behaviors and life dynamics, to capture key data and improve urban planning.

You can be at a bus stop, and the stop can detect through cameras if you are tired or discouraged, even if you find waiting comfortable. This data can help urban designers determine valuable decisions such as stop location, stop design, and more.

Proper urban design is essential for people’s emotional well-being. Isn’t it nice to leave a difficult day at work and have the bus stop close to your office? Or that the roads quickly connect you to a place of entertainment rest? That you can go out with your family comfortably to a well-designed park?

        Smart Buildings

With the growing population in urban areas, engineers and developers are focused on improving interior infrastructure designs. An intelligent space, which adapts to different types of families and with everything necessary to live comfortably and without excessive space, is a goal of the future.

There are modern concepts such as the tiny house, which starts from the fact of having a very comfortable space, with relaxing and minimalist visual elements, but in small spaces, easy to modify to taste and to maintain. These minimalist concepts will ensure fewer risks of incidents within homes, safeguarding people’s physical health.

Currently, there are many trends that focus on interior design, pursuing the goal of providing tranquility, security, and versatility to those who live in these buildings.

Efficient Cities

You no longer must go to many places for the things you need. Currently, it is seen booming how artificial intelligence can assist you in inquiries from your bank, to order a product and receive it at the door of your house, or even remind you of valuable things that you must do.

In the future this will be everyday life, you will be able to do all your errands from the internet in the comfort of your home, including remote work, which will imply a redesign of the infrastructure of cities.

We will see these and other trends in urban development in the coming years. To stay informed about more interesting topics, comment to us, follow us on social, media, and share which of the trends has caught your attention the most.