Owing to the current situation, the need for integrating connected technologies has never been higher. The pandemic-induced challenges have brought new and exciting changes in the living spaces. The emergence of technologically driven advances in the living space is driving growth in smart home adoption. After spending exceeding time at home due to the social distancing impact caused by the pandemic, the millennial and Genz generations are seeking smart home solutions to improve their home.

The adoption of smarter technologies and increase in spending has resulted in the growth of affordable smart home devices in cities. Disruptive technologies like sensors, the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) will reconfigure our workplaces, educational institutions, hospitality, travel, residential and commercial real estate.

Hence, architects and interior designers along with the stakeholders in this entire value chain will now play a critical role in successfully recognizing, evaluating, and exploring the smart disruptions and innovations to revive, automate and help smarten our everyday living spaces.

But keeping in mind climate change, establishing a sustainable infrastructure including renewable sources of energy, improvement in air quality is vital for living spaces. From physical changes to buildings like the addition of solar panels on the roof, it’s evident that these environmentally friendly trends are here to stay. An increasingly digital world means a need to reimagine the realm of the possible in the field of urban governance.