Sustainable Sidewalk

Downtown sees a shift towards environmentally beneficial infrastructure

Implications - Drawing energy from bustling city hubs, urban infrastructure is seeing a transition towards roads and sidewalks that can channel the power from huge concentrations of people towards making positive impacts on the surrounding environment. This impending shift is coming at an opportune time alongside the emergence of eco-conscious vehicles, ensuring that the cities themselves will also be up-to-par with the new wave of environmental technologies.

Workshop Question - How is the environment of your consumer evolving and how does that impact your branding or messaging?
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