P.U.M.A.'s Global Trends Report

Progressive Urban Management Associates conducts groundbreaking research to identify the top trends in demographics, lifestyles, global competition and disruption, and place them in the unique context of North American cities and towns. P.U.M.A.’s Global Trends Report has been utilized by cities across the country to support downtown planning, marketing and economic development initiatives.

P.U.M.A.’s 2020 Global Trends Report: Pandemic Update
What’s Changed, What Hasn’t and What Needs to Change

Back in late 2019 B.C. (Before COVID-19), we released the P.U.M.A. 2020 Global Trends Report highlighting opportunities arising from converging shifts in demographics, lifestyles and a new category, “disruptive forces,” that are shaping our cities. Little did we know that months later we’d be in the midst of the disruptive events of our lifetimes – the COVID-19 pandemic that has wreaked havoc on public health and economies around the globe and the American protests for racial justice that could accelerate dramatic social change.

Since we initiated the P.U.M.A.’s Global Trends Report in 2007, it has become a reliable go-to resource for downtown management organizations, business leaders, and local decision-makers, and has often predicted and/or reaffirmed many of the shifts that have supported the urban renaissance. We now offer a 2020 Global Trends Report Pandemic Update – our reasoned estimation and expectation on how the pandemic and associated disruptions will affect North American downtowns. We also offer a qualifier that today’s analysis may have a limited shelf life, as we’ve watched conditions change weekly during the initial months of the pandemic.

P.U.M.A.’s 2020 Global Trends Report:
Top Ten Global Trends Affecting North American Downtowns and How to Respond at Home

 

The 2020 edition of P.U.M.A.’s Global Trends Report highlights opportunities arising from converging shifts in demographics, lifestyles, and disruptive forces that are rapidly shaping our cities. This award-winning research effort has been a go-to resource for downtown management organizations, business leaders, and local decision-makers since 2007.

2020 Presentations on Global Trends

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