Dramatic changes to the way we work are already in motion. Automation, artificial intelligence and advanced robotics are having cascading impacts on the workforce. This report presents the state of work in cities today and investigates the five drivers that will shape the next 10 years and strategies for city leaders across four pillars: Opportunity, Talent, Place and Social Infrastructure. 

The future of work will be defined by entrepreneurial city leaders. The strategies and case studies outlined in this report showcase mayors and city leaders who turned bold visions for their city into actionable plans with clear goals, owners and integrating community voice. 

Many of the challenges cities face, and the strategies outlined in this report, require city leaders to embrace bold ideas, allow for agility and adaptability, and test innovative solutions through policy, programs and public-private partnerships. As conveners, employers and policymakers, city leaders can take entrepreneurial steps to successfully navigate the changing nature of work and build inclusive cities of opportunity and community for years to come. Download the report to learn more.