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Affordable housing in Los Angeles: Delivering more—and doing it faster

– Addressing the housing shortage is an opportunity to reimagine Los Angeles.

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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.

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.

Bridging global infrastructure gaps

– Global infrastructure systems are straining to meet demand, and the spending trajectory will lead to worsening gaps. But there... are solutions to unlock financing and make the sector more productive.
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