Cities of Opportunity 6   London marches to the top

Taking the pulse of 30 cities at the heart of the world’s economy and culture



Cities of Opportunity 6 analyzes 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.

We also investigate both the urbanization and demographic megatrends that shape our cities.

What are the factors that contribute to successful cities and resilient urban communities?

This year we’ve organized our 10 indicators into three families that reflect the fundamentals of a well-balanced city: forward-looking tools such as education and technology; quality of life making cities healthy, happy, and sustainable; and the ability to pay the bills for it all. In summary, they translate into:

It takes a city to make a citizen and vice versa.

It doesn’t matter what size a city is to be successful. Every one of our indicators has both small and large cities in the top 10. Even our economic clout and city gateway indicators, which are intuitively associated with the larger (more “prominent”) cities, have several smaller ones in the top ranks.

This year we’ve organized our 10 indicators into three families that reflect the fundamentals of a well-balanced city: forward-looking tools such as education and technology; quality of life making cities healthy, happy, and sustainable; and the ability to pay the bills for it all.

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