World Cities Culture Report
Bloomberg Philanthropies, BOP Consulting, Mayor of London 2018
Change is the only constant in today’s world. And cities are at the front line.
The technological revolution, a new geopolitical landscape, shifting economic power bases, mass migration and
environmental issues are all transforming the world as we know it. As these tectonic plates shift, the pressure is felt
most intensely in cities.
Cities are growing rapidly, putting pressure on infrastructure and quality of life.
Although cities have become smarter and more connected, many citizens are
still left behind. Often the gap between rich and poor is widening and the cost of living is rising. Environmental impacts are felt acutely in cities, with air pollution at dangerous levels. Many cities are also dealing with the threat of terrorism.