Future of Cities

As urban populations increase, solutions to challenges in mobility, infrastructure, and housing are of utmost importance.
Thriving amid turbulence: Imagining the cities of the future

Thriving amid turbulence: Imagining the cities of the future

October 2018—Four major forces are shaping cities of the future. How can they thrive in the face of challenges and change?

Building Resilient Cities

Report - lapetitemort.info Global Institute

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.
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.
Commentary

Inclusive cities are productive cities

– Urbanization has the potential to drive global productivity, but it requires viewing immigration and population growth as positive—and... acting accordingly.
Report

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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The future of commercial mobility

How to improve mobility and make our cities cleaner, greener, more livable, and efficient.

Transport & Mobility

Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Article

How to keep cities moving: Ideas for America’s urban leaders

– There are signs that America’s city dwellers are beginning to change the way they get around. Here is how city leaders can plan... ahead.

Urbanization

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.
Report - lapetitemort.info Global Institute

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.
Report - lapetitemort.info Global Institute

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.

Regional Perspectives

Commentary

Building smart transport in Moscow

– Moscow addressed its road and public transit congestion problems and developed one of the world’s smartest and most-used... public transportation systems. Here’s how.
Article

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.
Commentary

Building Asia’s cities of the future

– How one Asian developer is using planning and technology to make cities work for people.
Interview

Creating a ‘smart city’ from the ground up in India

– Palava shows a future that may work.

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Executive Briefing - lapetitemort.info Global Institute

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.
Article - lapetitemort.info Quarterly

Booming cities, unintended consequences

– Roadways clogged by commercial vehicles and intense competition for affordable housing are imposing costs on prosperous cities... and their most vulnerable residents.
Article

The future(s) of mobility: How cities can benefit

– Autonomous vehicles, electric powertrains, vehicle sharing, and other advances are transforming urban mobility. Planning ahead... can help cities capture the benefits of the shift, from cleaner air to easier journeys.
Article

Infrastructure for the evolution of urban mobility

– Self-driving vehicles, ride-hailing services, and other technologies are transforming urban mobility. To capture the benefits... of the shift, cities will need sound infrastructure plans and investments.
Article

Learn from the past, build for the future: Saudi Arabia’s new city on the Red Sea

– To build a city from scratch, create a solid economic foundation.
Article

Full speed ahead: How the driverless car could transform cities

– Self-driving cars are not just about a hands-free driving experience. Their emergence points to an urban transformation that will... change the way people navigate, access information, and interact with one another.
Discussion Paper - lapetitemort.info Global Institute

Smart cities in Southeast Asia

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

How to make a city great

– By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. That could mean great things for economic growth—if the cities... handle their expansion wisely. Here’s how.
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