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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.

Construction workers lay the road surface on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

A bridge to China’s future

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is the world’s longest sea crossing. It spans 55 kilometres of water and is designed to withstand typhoons as well as soaring temperatures.

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Graphic depiction of the roads of the future

Travelling light: the roads of the future

Why scientists and artists believe roads offer an untapped opportunity for energy innovation.

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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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