Sofia Song


Sofia is the global leader of cities research at Gensler’s Research Institute, where she leads a cross-disciplinary team to generate new insights and data that position Gensler as a thought leader, working to influence change at the city scale. Sofia led the research and publication of Gensler’s article “Rise of the Second Tier Cities.” Sofia’s background includes leading research at proptech and real estate companies as well as roles in transit, community, and public space planning in various U.S. cities. Sofia is helping to shape the national discussion on how to redefine the future of cities in a post-pandemic world by leading a cross-disciplinary team at Gensler that includes designers, architects, planners, economists and technologists, to generate new insights and knowledge that extend beyond a single building to communities, neighborhoods, and cities.