Tag Archives: Cities

The 18 most expensive cities to live in the world in 2018 (Business Insider)

12 June 2018 ECA International has released its annual Cost of Living report, revealing the most expensive cities in the world to live in. Click here to access the full article

Africa is urbanizing twice as fast as Europe did: This could be a major opportunity (weforum)

By: Mario Pezzini; Laurent Bossard & Ibrahim A. Mayaki  September 30, 2016 Source: https://www.weforum.org

The world’s most ‘liveable’ cities (The Economist)

by The Economist, 18 August 2015 According to the 2015 “Liveabililty Index” these are the best cities to live in Melbourne (Australia) Vienna (Austria) Vancouver (Canada) Toronto (Canada) Calgary (Canada) Adelaide (Australia) Sydney (Australia) Perth (Australia) Auckland (Australia) Helsinki (Finland) Zurich (Switzerland) The index based its findings on 30 factors spread over five areas: stability, […]
Read More »

The best places to live (The Economist)

A data-driven ranking of the most liveable cities NOT New York nor Paris nor Tokyo. Urbanites in Britain’s former dominions should count themselves lucky. Source: http://www.economist.com

2050: What if cities ruled the world? (World Economic Forum)

Imagine it is 40 years in the future. Government has been decentralized to the city level. Connections between cities consolidate into mega-corridors, which span national and state borders. This is the time of the mayor, whose political star has risen. The growth in the number and size of cities means they can innovate and get… 

Source: forumblog.org

Top 10 cities leading in urban sustainability | SmartPlanet

These 10 global cities are ahead of the rest when it comes to finding innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions, improve mass transit and boost energ GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: “Here are the top 10: Bogota, Colombia – Urban Transporation Copenhagen – Carbon Measurement & Planning Melbourne – Energy Efficient Built Environment unities […]
Read More »

World Cities and global economics

Cities are the world’s future.Urbanization continues to be a defining trend of international development, particularly in Asia and Africa.  The way that cities develop will have profound, long-term, likely irreversible implications for the… GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: global cities – rankings  – The chart below shows the latest top 10 city rankings from […]
Read More »

Global Best to Invest Report | Site Selection Online

Site Selection is pleased to present its fifth annual Best to Invest rankings of nations and metro areas for investment-attraction activity in 2012. GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: AFRICA   –  “Top Metros” Dubai, UAE Nairobi, Kenya Pretoria, South Africa Port Elizabeth, South Africa Dammam, Saudi Arabia Johannesburg, South Africa Kinshasa, Congo Ras Al […]
Read More »

Top 20 most competitive cities in 2025 | SmartPlanet, curated by GIBS IC

Cities in North America and Europe will continue to be the most competitive cities in 2025. GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: EIU measures cities competitive . . . . based on 32 indicators in these eight categories: economic strength, physical capital, financial maturity, institution character, human capital, global appeal, social and cultural character, and […]
Read More »