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.

Want to learn more about how we help clients build Sustainable Cities?

MORE INSIGHTS

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.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Urban world: The global consumers to watch

– Dramatic demographic shifts are transforming the world’s consumer landscape. Our new research finds just three groups of... consumers are set to generate half of global urban consumption growth from 2015 to 2030.
Article

Big data versus big congestion: Using information to improve transport

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

Unlocking the future: The keys to making cities great

– Effective urban leaders focus on doing three things well.
Article

Building the cities of the future with green districts

– Better design can make sense aesthetically, environmentally—and economically.