Kinetic cities: The future of municipalities

Municipal leaders must be courageous, agile, and resilient if they want to create a prosperous future for their employees and citizens.

What is a kinetic city?

It’s a city that exists at the intersection of the future of work, workplace, and workforce. A city that enables humans and technology to collaborate more effectively. Keeping the focus on its citizens and services, the kinetic city optimizes the work environment to maximize the potential of its workers, empowering them with the tools to choose where and how work gets done.

In our report Kinetic cities: The future of municipalities, we highlight how municipal leaders can address current systemic imbalances, redefine work environments, and exercise nimbler leadership to successfully guide the transformation of municipal government.

The rise of cognitive and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies has led to the development of smart cities, cities that use data and digital technology to enhance the quality of life of its residents, economic growth, and sustainability. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this integration, leading to an even greater dependence on human-machine collaboration.

Municipal leaders in Canada must now question the future of their cities, most importantly where and how people work. Faced by these emerging changes and challenges, leaders must plan carefully, act intentionally, and respond actively . Cities will need to be nimbler to adapt to changes in infrastructure and taxation, persevering through volatility to thrive long into the future.

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