KPMG Future Cities

KPMG Future Cities

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

KPMG's Sustainability and Cities practices help organizations tackle the opportunities...

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. 

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City bonds and infrastructure funding

City bonds could provide an important new funding option for urban infrastructure...

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Circular economies can minimize waste

City leaders should create a circular economy that exploits sources of waste as a supply chain for other businesses.

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Active cities pay for themselves

Designing physical activity into the infrastructure of a city can translate into higher well-being, lower crime rates and less pollution.

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Cities must support green economies

City authorities must take the lead in promoting sustainable choices to encourage long...

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Consumers trust municipal energy

Owning their own energy companies, and possibly generating their own power, can allow municipal authorities to create revenue at a time when...

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Infrastructure financing within reach

Infrastructure developers have blamed a lack of finance for the slow rate of...

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Lateral thinking can help beat budgetary squeeze

Transport planners across Europe face unprecedented pressure on budgets...

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Future Cities: Series overview

See the full list of KPMG’s Future Cities series.

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