What US cities could look like in 2024: 6 predictions

In 2024, U.S. cities continue to adapt to the new normal four years after the shockwaves of 2020. Sporting events and concerts are larger than ever (looking at you, Taylor Swift and Beyoncé). Trends like streeteries and working from home persist while masks and hand sanitizer are seen less often. The world is getting warmer, and natural disasters are getting more severe and frequent. As pandemic-era federal funding dries up, with dire implications for public transit, federal support is increasing for decarbonization, climate resilience, zoning reform and more…

The shift toward greater digitalization and participatory policymaking will continue…

Zoning changes will allow more housing construction…

Emissions reduction pressures will drive benchmarking and energy efficiency…

Cities will revisit micromobility funding and regulatory approaches…

Downtowns will diversify what they offer…

New technology will transform intelligent transportation…

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