Shaping the Future of Cities

A Self-Assessment Tool for Cities to Benchmark their Adaptability to Continuous Change and Disruption

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Our Mission + Vision

In a world of constant evolution, cities stand at the forefront of change. WGI, in collaboration with Columbia University’s Global Leaders in Construction Management (GLCM), proudly introduces the City Adaptability Index™.

This innovative tool offers cities – big and small – a unique opportunity to measure their adaptability, ensuring they remain resilient and agile in the face of ongoing challenges and opportunities. Our effort in redefining urban landscapes has garnered global attention, with notable publications in the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Global Infrastructure HUB (GI Hub, a G20 Initiative), and the IBM Center for the Business of Government.

Digital + Physical

Crafting the Adaptive City​​​™

The City Adaptability Index™ is more than just a tool—it’s a guide to your city’s future. It encapsulates the essence of what makes a city truly adaptive to continuous change and disruption.

With 8 distinct pillars of adaptability, from Sustainability & Environment to Efficiency & Resilience, each aligned with city strategic goals, we’ve crafted a comprehensive framework tailored to the diverse needs of cities worldwide.

1. Economic

3. Quality
of Life

5. Safety +

7. Mobility

2. Diversity +

4. Health +

6. Efficiency +

8. Sustainability
+ Environment

An adaptive city balances lives and livelihoods...

as well as resilience and sustainability and all the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) external conditions that need to be continuously analyzed and acted upon.

This is more than just planning.

It’s about implementing both physical and digital enablers of adaptability into how the city operates on a daily basis.

By implementing digital and physical enablers of adaptability within each pillar, to rapidly respond to change and disruption, or to seize new opportunities, the Adaptive City is able to continuously optimize each of these city strategic goals.

The Outcome?

A city that consistently thrives, meeting more of its goals, for more of its community, more of the time.

Thought leadership in adaptability

Discover our perspectives on Adaptive Government, Adaptive Cities, and the transformative power of digital and physical enablers in shaping the cities of tomorrow.

Delve into our resources and articles, offering insights and strategies on adaptability.

Equip your city with the knowledge to navigate the complexities of the modern urban landscape and craft an adaptive future.

Uncover your city's potential

Step into the future. Discover how adaptable your city is with our comprehensive assessment.