Competition between cities is growing. With the advent of globalization, cities now vie for residents, investments, ideas and so on – not only from neighbouring cities but from all around the globe. People, particularly young high achievers, are increasingly willing to move to find the best opportunities. If cities are to survive and prosper, it is therefore up to them to attract these citizens by providing better prospects than those of the competition.
KPMG has released a global report; Future of cities, that follows from KPMG UK’s thought leadership partnership with the City of Bristol and the work surrounding its European Green Capital 2015 designation. The report is broken into two modules which draw on the expertise of KPMG practitioners around the world and which in the first part includes a range of case studies to ensure you and your clients find approaches relevant to your context.
The second part of the report discusses some of the ways in which cities are being measured and how these metrics could evolve. More important, it provides practical examples of what leading cities are doing, the lessons to be learned and how these can be applied to other cities. When we measure cities now, we are seeking to understand them in order to manage them better and to provide evidence of performance. Increasingly, we measure cities to understand their viability and to make decisions that will allow those who live in them to be happier and healthier in the future.
Below you will find a selection of articles and insights from across our international network, all centred around the cities theme.
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