Cities of Opportunity 2014

Cities of Opportunity 6 analyses the trajectory of 30 cities, all capitals of finance, commerce and culture - and, through their current performance, seeks to open a window on what makes cities function best.

This year we also investigate demographics in a separate study - Cities of Opportunity 6: We, the urban people - to provide a rounded view of both the urbanisation and demographic megatrends that shape our cities.

Milan, the capital of Italian fashion, maintains its #1 rank from 2012 in financial and business services employment and also scores an impressive #4 for its health services.
Although it dips slightly in the overall rankings, Milan remains in the top half for a third of all variables.