Urbanization

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

Reinvention or regrets? Hong Kong faces a fork in the road

– On the 20th anniversary of its return to Chinese sovereignty, the territory needs to move faster to position itself for the future.

NO ORDINARY DISRUPTION

Book Excerpt - McKinsey Global Institute

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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Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Discharged

– Rethinking how we travel through our cities and towns means tracking the emissions we create as we do. The good news is that traveling... may soon get cleaner.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

The public–private imperative in urban mobility: A view from Canada

– Josipa Petrunic imagines a low-carbon, smart-mobility future for Canada. In this interview, she describes how CUTRIC, the consortium... she leads, is bringing the public and private sectors together to make it happen.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Powering mobility’s future: An interview with WiTricity’s Alex Gruzen

– A leader at the forefront of wireless electricity explains why cars are going electric, electric is going wireless, and the mobility... ecosystem is headed for major change.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The trends transforming mobility’s future

– Mobility as we know it is about to change. A handful of trends will largely determine the benefits—and costs—for business... and society.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Ford’s evolving sense of self: An interview with Hau Thai-Tang

– The company’s global head of product development and purchasing explains today’s radical changes and how Ford can... tap into its 115-year legacy to win in the century ahead.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Reimagining mobility: A CEO’s guide

– No industry or executive is immune to the profound implications of mobility’s second great inflection point. Here’s... what you need to know now.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Mobility’s second great inflection point

– Radically new dynamics in the early 20th century transformed cars and, in turn, the world. Here’s why the next great inflection... point is upon us, auguring changes no less profound.
Video

Developing Africa for the next horizon of growth

– Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank, discusses the potential for agricultural industrialization, energy... inclusion, and infrastructure upgrade to drive prosperity growth.
Video - McKinsey Global Institute

What makes transportation smart?

– On-demand mobility, ridesharing, and electric vehicles are becoming commonplace. But does that mean transportation is smart? Three... experts respond.
Video - McKinsey Global Institute

How can the private and public sectors work together to create smart cities?

– Smart-city experts share examples of successful public–private partnerships from around the world.
Article

Thriving amid turbulence: Imagining the cities of the future

– Four major forces are shaping cities of the future. How can they thrive in the face of challenges and change?
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