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Urban mobility at a tipping point

– As more of the world’s cities become congested and polluted, new business models and technologies are emerging to solve the mobility challenge.
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Unlocking the future: The keys to making cities great

– Effective urban leaders focus on doing three things well.
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Building the cities of the future with green districts

– Better design can make sense aesthetically, environmentally—and economically.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Reverse the curse: Maximizing the potential of resource-driven economies

– In 20 years, almost half of the world’s countries could depend on their resource endowments for growth. These economies have a huge opportunity to transform their prospects, and a new model could help governments capture the coming resource windfall instead of squandering it.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Seizing China’s energy-efficiency opportunity: A case study

– Improving energy efficiency in industrial environments starts with changing minds—not machinery. The progress made by one of China’s largest state-owned enterprises holds lessons for industrial players of all stripes.
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China’s next chapter: The infrastructure and environmental challenge

– McKinsey’s Jonathan Woetzel explores China’s huge infrastructure program and the country’s plans to build sustainable urban clusters for hundreds of millions of its people.
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How to make a city great

– By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. That could mean great things for economic growth—if the cities handle their expansion wisely. Here’s how.