The project featured a global study that benchmarked 23 cities and their preparedness for future urbanisation.
Specifically, the study explored how cities would respond to a future shaped by increasing population, densification, digital disruption, customer-driven mobility solutions and a changing climate.
Prior to joining BGER, a member of our ESG Advisory team served as Project Director for this study, which included developing the methodology and co-ordinating more than 100 subject matter specialists who lived and worked in the respective cities, to deploy the methodology which included reviewing:
- Amenities (e.g. investment in parks and public spaces, street space for pedestrians and cyclists, and provisions for making cities more liveable);
- Mobility (e.g. movement of people and goods being shaped by converging technological and social trends, including car and ride-sharing, electric vehicles (EVs) and autonomous vehicles, global connectivity, and logistics and productivity for trade);
- Technology (e.g. digital transformation of cities to create smart cities); and,
- Urban systems (e.g. transitioning to sustainable power generation and distribution, water treatment and waste management).
This global study was launched via industry forums in capital cities around the world.