Utile’s Matthew Littell on Boston’s development boom

The Architect’s Newspaper’s recent piece, How will Boston handle its largest wave of development to date? by Jonathan Hilburg, analyzes connections between the city’s booming job market, demographic trends affecting business locations, and housing demand in Greater Boston. Principal Matthew Littell, who led the Utile team on the Imagine Boston 2030 comprehensive plan, shares his thoughts on why companies are opting to spend more on offices in high-cost inner-core cities – noting Autodesk’s new space in the Seaport – to attract and retain young talent who are flocking to live in walkable, urban communities.