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The Future of Cities

By 2050, 68 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas. Cities hold the key to combatting climate change, and raising the standards of living of millions. But the challenges are considerable.

BRINK is an active participant in the conversation around the future of cities and the implications for business.

What Makes a City ‘Smart’? Experts Weigh In

99 of the World’s 100 Most Environmentally At Risk Cities Are in Asia

Trends in the Mobility Industry Point Toward Eco-Friendly, Self-Sufficient Transportation

The Great Climate Migration of the United States

We Should Design Cities for Short-Distance Travel, Not Faster Speeds

How COVID-19 Is Impacting Where People Decide to Live

Micromobility Is Thriving in the New ‘Safety Economy’

Biodiversity Loss Could Be Making Us Sick — Here’s Why

Here Are 3 Ways AI Could Help You Commute Safely After COVID-19

As Remote Work Takes Root, Do Tech Workers Face Pay Cuts?

How to Solve America’s Giant Innovation Imbalance

What Is Going On in the US Housing Market?

There Is a New Model for Measuring the Success of Cities

Here Are 5 Predictions for the Future of Our Cities

Health and Safety in the Age of the Megacity

Why Nature Is a Critical Part of City Infrastructure

Building for Disaster: Stronger Codes for Stronger Cities

Why Do Cities Want Their Own Cryptocurrencies?

How Will Tomorrow’s Silicon Valley Leapfrog Today’s Talent and Investment Hotspots?

Why Is There a Backlash to Smart Cities?

Extreme Heat Is a Growing Business Risk

Tourism’s Alarming—and Growing—Carbon Footprint

Food Security Is a Huge Threat to Singapore. Is Urban Farming the Answer?

Critical Need for a More Sustainable Approach to Water Management

Chinese Tourists Are Going International—and Their Travel Habits Are Evolving

Making Your City Green Will Spark Investor Interest

Winter Is a Threat to Public Health. How Can Cities Fight Back?

The Story of Retail Is the Story of Urbanization. So What’s Next?