Understanding how the growth of cities is driving the most significant economic transformation in history.

How to keep cities moving: Ideas for America’s urban leaders

– There are signs that America’s city dwellers are beginning to change the way they get around. Here is how city leaders can plan ahead.


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The four global forces breaking all the trends

– The world economy’s operating system is being rewritten. In this exclusive excerpt from the new book No Ordinary Disruption, its authors explain the trends reshaping the world and why leaders must adjust to a new reality.

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Bridging global infrastructure gaps

– Global infrastructure systems are straining to meet demand, and the spending trajectory will lead to worsening gaps. But there... are solutions to unlock financing and make the sector more productive.

Breaking the mold: How Crossrail’s Innovate 18 program works

– A major project in London figures out how to get new ideas flowing.

Big data versus big congestion: Using information to improve transport

– Digitization in infrastructure networks could improve forecasting, promote reliability, and increase efficiency.

Unlocking the future: The keys to making cities great

– Effective urban leaders focus on doing three things well.

Building the cities of the future with green districts

– Better design can make sense aesthetically, environmentally—and economically.
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How Asia can boost productivity and economic growth

– Growth in China and other parts of Asia will depend on skills training, more process mechanization, and better resource use, says... McKinsey director Jonathan Woetzel.
Interview - McKinsey Global Institute

The opportunity in tackling the affordable housing challenge

– Experts in housing and urban development weigh in on ways that countries are addressing or plan to take on the $650 billion affordable... housing gap.
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Building better cities

– If approached correctly, urbanization can be an engine of growth, writes Joan Clos, executive director of the United Nations Human... Settlements Programme.
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Three paths to sustained economic growth in Southeast Asia

– By capitalizing on three global trends, Southeast Asia could increase productivity and create billions in economic value by 2030.

A pocket guide to doing business in China

– McKinsey director Gordon Orr goes behind the trends shaping the world’s second-largest economy to explain what companies... must do to operate effectively.
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Tackling the world’s affordable housing challenge

– A third of urban dwellers—1.6 billion people—could struggle to secure decent housing by 2025. Here are four approaches... that could help.