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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Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Smart cities in Southeast Asia

– Smart solutions can help cities across the region manage the next stage of growth.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future

– As cities get smarter, they are becoming more livable and more responsive—and today we are seeing only a preview of what... technology could eventually do in the urban environment.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Booming cities, unintended consequences

– Roadways clogged by commercial vehicles and intense competition for affordable housing are imposing costs on prosperous cities... and their most vulnerable residents.
Article

Infrastructure for the evolution of urban mobility

– Self-driving vehicles, ride-hailing services, and other technologies are transforming urban mobility. To capture the benefits... of the shift, cities will need sound infrastructure plans and investments.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

Housing affordability: A supply-side tool kit for cities

– Global housing stock has not expanded quickly enough to keep up with a surge in demand, but cities can focus on three supply-side... solutions to make progress.
Report

Urban commercial transport and the future of mobility

– Commercial traffic clogs city streets, contributes to pollution, and drives up the cost of doing business. But there are many... ways to do better.
Report

How will same-day and on-demand delivery evolve in urban markets?

– Delivery start-ups have struck a chord with consumers. But brick-and-mortar retailers and parcel services could still compete... by playing to their strengths.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Closing California’s housing gap

– The McKinsey Global Institute provides a tool kit for fixing a chronic housing shortage in the world’s sixth biggest economy.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

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.
Article

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

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

Inclusive cities are productive cities

– Urbanization has the potential to drive global productivity, but it requires viewing immigration and population growth as positive—and... acting accordingly.
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