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Urban world: Meeting the demographic challenge in cities

– The days of easy growth in the world’s cities are over, and how they respond to demographic shifts will influence their prosperity.

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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.

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.

How Asia can boost productivity and economic growth

– Growth in China and other parts of Asia will depend on skills training, more process mechanization, and better resource use, says... McKinsey director Jonathan Woetzel.

The opportunity in tackling the affordable housing challenge

– Experts in housing and urban development weigh in on ways that countries are addressing or plan to take on the $650 billion affordable... housing gap.

Building better cities

– If approached correctly, urbanization can be an engine of growth, writes Joan Clos, executive director of the United Nations Human... Settlements Programme.

Three paths to sustained economic growth in Southeast Asia

– By capitalizing on three global trends, Southeast Asia could increase productivity and create billions in economic value by 2030.

Tackling the world’s affordable housing challenge

– A third of urban dwellers—1.6 billion people—could struggle to secure decent housing by 2025. Here are four approaches... that could help.

Understanding India’s economic geography

– The country’s economy once again holds promise. To make the most of it, companies must identify growth opportunities at a granular... level.