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Risk, resilience, and rebalancing in global value chains

– Companies need an understanding of their exposure, vulnerabilities, and potential losses to inform resilience strategies.

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The next normal in construction: How disruption is reshaping the world’s largest ecosystem

– The COVID-19 crisis looks set to accelerate an overdue transformation of the world’s largest ecosystem. We expect nine shifts... to radically change the construction value chain, and offer a blueprint for the next normal ahead.

Reinventing construction through a productivity revolution

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

America’s future of work

– As intelligent machines enter the workplace, some occupations are shrinking. At the same time, the economy is generating new jobs—although... they may be different occupations in different locations. What does the future of work hold for places and people across the United States?

Modular construction: From projects to products

– Shifting construction away from traditional sites and into factories could dramatically change the way we build. Will modular... construction make a sustainable impact this time around?

What makes transportation smart?

– On-demand mobility, ridesharing, and electric vehicles are becoming commonplace. But does that mean transportation is smart? Three... experts respond.

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.

Smart cities in Southeast Asia

– Smart solutions can help cities across the region manage the next stage of growth.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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