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Future Cities

Our world is changing faster than ever before. Cities are no different.

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Future Cities

KPMG's Sustainability and Cities teams help organizations tackle the opportunities and risks in our changing world.

Our world is changing faster than ever before. Cities are no different. UN figures show us that today 54 percent of the population live in urban areas, by 2050 that will rise to 66 percent. Like living organisms, cities are in a constant state of flux: growing, changing and in some cases dying.

The challenges facing these urban areas are altering too – from climate change to volatile markets, from limited resources to massive demographic shift. This rapid and unpredictable change offers huge opportunities for business, government and communities to work together to create more liveable, sustainable and productive cities.

KPMG's Sustainability and Cities teams employ hundreds of people around the world who help organizations consider the opportunities and the risks emerging in our changing world. Our vision is simple - to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of our clients, people and our capital markets.

These pages bring together some of KPMG’s leading thinking on the challenges and opportunities faced by cities, and how we can work together to create better, more sustainable places to live and work. The catalyst for this series was working on a knowledge-transfer program with Bristol, the European Green Capital 2015, aimed at helping cities understand and apply lessons in becoming more sustainable.

In the spotlight

How to create successful cities for the future (Overview page)

The future of cities: creating a vision

The future of cities: measuring sustainability

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