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McKinsey on Government, Number 6

Perspectives: Managing the city of the future

Urban life is on the rise around the world, as every year tens of millions of people move from country to city. Yet this vast improvement in the quality of life that urbanization promises comes with its own set of managerial challenges. In this issue of McKinsey on Government, we focus on the nuts and bolts of delivering on the urban promise today and in the future.

Articles in this issue

Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

Getting beyond gridlock in cities

– With more than half the world’s population living in cities, congestion and pollution are worsening. Technology may hold the solution—but only if city governments and companies collaborate.
Article

A new look at autonomous-vehicle infrastructure

– What infrastructure improvements will promote the growth of autonomous vehicles while simultaneously encouraging shared ridership?
Interview - Voices on Infrastructure

The year of future transportation: An interview with Seoul Mayor Park Wonsoon

– As Seoul’s mayor seeks to bring transportation improvements to the city, he must carefully consider how to implement sustainable infrastructure and new technologies to best meet citizens’ needs.
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

Homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area: The crisis and a path forward

– Homelessness in and around the San Francisco Bay Area continues to rise. Coordinated efforts among governments, nonprofits, and the private sector could stem the crisis and spark progress.
Article

Unlocking the full potential of city revenues

– A disciplined approach to revenue development has been shown to increase potential additional revenues by 50 percent.