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Building sustainable cities

Building cities for the future is about making the right choices today. Discover how we worked to understand city needs and develop scenarios.

City innovation stories

Read about new ideas, technologies and ways of doing business that are taking shape in cities around the world.

Six city archetypes

Every city is unique, but many share similar features. We used research into 500 cities to group cities into six broad categories.

Compare cities

Compare the future of 500 cities from around the world with our city comparison tool.

Aerial view of Dubai’s Sustainable City

The homes powered by Dubai’s sunshine

Dubai has long been reliant on energy from hydrocarbons. Now a new carbon-neutral housing development will tap into the city’s abundant sunshine, enabling residents to generate their own electricity.

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