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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.

Industrial projects and portfolios

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The art of project leadership: Delivering the world’s largest projects

– Four mind-sets and eight leadership practices distinguish successful leaders of ultralarge projects.
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Getting big mining projects right: Lessons from (and for) the industry

– Overruns and delays are common in big mining projects. Intelligent interventions can improve the odds of success—particularly... on distressed projects.
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Reimagining supply-chain collaboration in a low-oil-price environment

– A new approach to collaboration, within a company, between suppliers, and across the industry, could unlock savings that would... increase profitability and safety.

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Bridging infrastructure gaps: Has the world made progress?

– Despite increased spending and pockets of progress, infrastructure investment gaps remain.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Reinventing construction through a productivity revolution

– To transform the sector, action is needed in seven areas or through broader adoption of mass-production approaches.

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Improving the delivery of road infrastructure across the world

– Five best practices should inform efforts to boost countries’ road-infrastructure delivery systems.
Interview

Construction in the cloud: An interview with Thomas Wolf, CEO of RIB Software

– As construction moves into the cloud, here’s what industry leaders must do to lay the groundwork for change.
Article

Going digital to advance infrastructure delivery: The open information project

– Owners and contractors can share “integrated project delivery” benefits on any project—including digital work... flows and increased visibility—through a connected data environment.
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How OEMs can seize the high-tech future in agriculture and construction

– Our research showed that OEMs in North America should focus on five core areas to take advantage of the changing landscape.
Report

The rail sector’s changing maintenance game

– How can rail operators and OEMs benefit from the disruption brought on by digitization?
Commentary

Smart city resilience: Digitally empowering cities to survive, adapt, and thrive

– In the age of the smart city, leaders must adapt their resilience strategy to match their evolving risk profile—otherwise... they risk building a smarter but more fragile city.
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Putting citizens first: How Latin American cities can be smart

– For Latin America’s cities to remain competitive, they must understand their citizens’ experiences and needs—and... design policies accordingly.
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Combating the challenges of urbanization in emerging markets: Lessons from India

– India’s smart-city program offers a road map for cities working to prepare for mass urbanization with limited funds.
Interview

Dan Doctoroff on how we’ll realize the promise of urban innovation

– To prepare cities for the future, we need to develop and deploy the services that will power them. It will take political courage,... foresight, and coordination.
Article

Yangpu Waterfront: From rustbelt to brainbelt

– Plans are afoot to transform this Shanghai district into a world-class innovation hub. Here’s how leaders hope to overcome... challenges in an emerging city and bring their vision to life.
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Commercial drones are here: The future of unmanned aerial systems

– Investment in unmanned aerial systems is soaring, but challenges remain. Here’s what stakeholders need to know about the... evolving landscape.
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