Partners HealthCare is planning to locate a new corporate campus in Boston's Assembly Row neighborhood. Image © Gensler
With more large-scale corporate organizations thinking strategically about their futures, there’s been a growing recognition that workplaces need to provide all the things current and future employees both want and need. The generation of workers now on the cusp of retirement has always been accustomed to working at a single company for decades, if not for an entire career. Many of these workers also moved their families from the urban cores of larger cities to the suburbs, where the companies that employed them built sprawling corporate campuses to attract the new suburban class. That trend has reversed itself; today, from California to Cambridge, a new class of urbane workers is seeking a city-centric existence.