cities that rule the world

Discussion in 'Economics' started by MohdSalleh, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. The sun rises in the east......

    Which cities rule the world? When it comes to economic activity, political and intellectual influence and great places to live, one recent report holds few surprises.

    New York, London and Tokyo all rank high in all of these categories, according to a 2010 survey of top world cities by property consultancy Knight Frank.

    But how do you measure what makes a city powerful? If you consider cities that have made great strides across these categories, then Beijing and Berlin are cities that can't be ignored either.

    Knight Frank measures cities on four factors -- economic activity, political power, knowledge base and quality of life -- and then aggregates the scores to rank world cities.

    Another key theme in the survey: Six of the top 10 economic powers are in Asia -- Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Seoul.