Over the next few years, cities will need to grapple with the challenges and opportunities of managing very tight budgets and the increased responsibilites associated with localism. At the same time cities will need to respond to on-going processes of economic change, and find ways to effectively support growth and job creation in the private sector.
Ahmed Abukhater, Global Industry Manager for Community Development at Esri explains in Next American City magazine how to shift from “planning for people” to “planning with people” using new technologies and platforms.
The world is in the midst of a global mass urbanization that will change everything from how we govern and eat to how we care for the environment. McKinsey What Matters has convened thinkers from around the world to look at the implications of Urban Man.
In the Megacommunity approach, companies, governments, and NGOs reach out across sectors (private, government, and civil society) and join together to take action on compelling issues of mutual importance, following a set of practices and principles that will make it easier for them to achieve results.
Megacities on the move presents four vivid scenarios exploring exploring how population growth, the energy we use, the strength or weakness of global institutions and other factors will shape our cities in 2040 and the way we access goods, services, information and other people.
The Big City Blog presents five tools for the assessment of the sustainable building developments. These tools enable us to take into account a number of other factors beyond the economic gain, such as social, environmental and economic needs, in order to arrive at a truly sustainable built environment.