Detroit
October 28-30, 2018

CityLab Detroit

From harnessing the power of technology to create smarter, more livable cities, to transforming city governments to better serve citizens, McKinsey is partnering with #CityLabDetroit to share exclusive research and insights aimed at helping city leaders fuel innovation and improve quality of life in urban areas across the globe.

Featured insights

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.
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Delivering for citizens: How to triple the success rate of government transformations

– An increase in the number of successful government transformations could help solve society’s greatest challenges, serve... citizens better, and support the more productive use of public resources.
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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.
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How innovation is reshaping Europe’s urban environment

– To stay competitive, real estate leaders must offer new services that address the evolving needs and desires of individuals, companies,... and communities, such as flexibility or sustainability.
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Elements of success: Urban transportation systems of 24 global cities

– Defining the aspects of mobility that function well or need improvement is a critical part of decision making for large cities.
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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.
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Bridging infrastructure gaps: Has the world made progress?

– Despite increased spending and pockets of progress, infrastructure investment gaps remain.
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A strategic approach to climate action in cities—focused acceleration

– Prioritizing efforts in four areas could help cities achieve 90 to 100 percent of the emissions reductions needed by 2030.
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An integrated perspective on the future of mobility

– A number of social, economic, and technological trends will work together to disrupt mobility, potentially creating three new... urban models by 2030.
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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.
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Public–private collaborations for transforming urban mobility

– Partnerships that let cities take advantage of new mobility services should make urban transportation more accessible, affordable,... and efficient.

Special Collection

Future of Cities

As urban populations increase, solutions to challenges in mobility, infrastructure, and housing are of utmost importance.