The Future of Work in Cities

The Future of Work in Cities

The Future of Work in Cities contrasts the realities cities face today with the ways they are planning for tomorrow, exploring the means by which cities can exploit innovative opportunities while realigning local governance priorities.

Key findings

"The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that 15-25% of tasks in manufacturing, packing, construction, maintenance, and agriculture could be cost-effectively automated by 2025."

"Some economists argue that the increase in income inequality caused by large wage increases at the top of the pay scale has distorted current measurements of labor’s share of income. Those with superior skills are compensated at rates much higher than those left behind, artificially inflating labor’s share of income."

"Projecting fifteen years out, at the average urban population growth rate for the past decade, the population of this city will have grown faster than some of the city’s dominant employers."

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