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October 2013—By 2025, almost half of the world’s biggest companies will probably be based in emerging markets, profoundly altering global competitive dynamics.more
September 2013—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.more
January 2013—Just keeping pace with projected global GDP growth will require an estimated $57 trillion in infrastructure investment between now and 2030. Practical steps can reduce infrastructure spending by 40 percent—an annual saving of $1 trillion—by boosting productivity. more
April 2012—US cities dominate their host economy like in no other region and will continue to be important players in the urban world, contributing more than 10 percent of global GDP growth in the next 15 years. more
March 2011—Over the next 15 years, 400 cities that most executives have never heard of will
power global growth. This narrated slideshow explores them.more
August 2011—Latin America's largest cities are under considerable strain. If their performance doesn't improve, they risk dragging down the region's overall growth trajectory. To sustain growth, urban Latin America needs to emulate best-practice examples at home and around the world.more
February 2011—This collection of essays explores the challenges of living in and managing ever larger cities.
July 2010—China and India are both urbanizing rapidly, but China has embraced and shaped the process, while India is still waking up to its urban realities and opportunities.more
April 2010—If India pursues a new operating model for its cities, it could add as much as 1 to 1.5 percent to annual GDP growth, bringing the economy near to the double-digit growth to which the government aspires.more
July 2010—An interactive map of India’s urbanization hot spots illustrates the challenges ahead. In a related podcast, McKinsey directors discuss how to prepare for the transformation.more
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