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Urban world

Every year, the world’s urban population expands by 65 million people—the equivalent of seven cities the size of Chicago. These growing urban economies are creating waves of new consumers and reshaping global markets in very different ways. To capture this significant opportunity, companies need to understand which cities today could be their most promising new markets tomorrow.

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Urban world
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Urban world: Cities and the rise of the consuming class

Six hundred cities will generate nearly 65 percent of world economic growth to 2025. Do you know where they are and how people shop?more

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MGI App for iPhone and Droid
interactive | McKinsey Global Institute

Urban World: A new iPad app for exploring an unprecedented wave of urbanization

The growth of cities in emerging markets is driving the most significant economic transformation in history. MGI’s new iPad app offers an intuitive sense of how economic power will move as this urban expansion takes place.more

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Global cities of the future
interactive | McKinsey Global Institute

Global cities of the future

Use our newly updated map to explore the urban clusters that are driving global GDP growth—and shifting the world’s economic center of gravity from West to East.more