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Future of Cities and Work

WeWork and the Aspen Institute’s Future of Work Initiative have partnered to explore these pressing challenges through the lens of the people that are experiencing them.

Together, WeWork and the Aspen Institute surveyed more than 30,000 people in 50 cities around the world. You can explore the results and key findings, starting with the The City Index, in the link below. Here are some of the highlights related to cities and climate change.

24 of 50 cities are rated as having a walkable urban environment. People in just under half of cities say that their city is walkable and that they’re satisfied with the built environment. As people move to cities, they can take advantage of density and transit that helps them reduce their carbon footprint. But increased housing prices can lead to longer commutes, and because more people than ever are living in cities, they are the source of the majority of the world’s carbon emissions.

More than two-thirds of people across all cities agreed with the statement, "I believe my city should develop a plan and strategy to use 100% clean energy and be carbon neutral by 2030."

Explore the report to see how your cities compares to other nationally and internationally.