Cities + Infrastructure

More than half the world’s population now lives in urban areas. This global urbanization pattern, with increased population and density, is putting intense pressure on physical spaces, infrastructure capacity and natural resources—as well as the ability to deliver services associated with these assets.

With the increased capabilities around information gathering and insights due to smart devices, social platforms, sensors, computing storage, and analytical tools, we are poised to seize new opportunities, for public practitioners, companies, research institutions and city dwellers themselves to understand and influence the urban environment.