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Old 02-17-2010, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Tribeca
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Global Power City Index, a ranking of 35 of the world’s top cities by the Institute for Urban Strategies at The Mori Memorial Foundation in Tokyo.

According to the institute, “as half of the people of the world are living in cities, it is necessary to create attractive urban space to pull the people, goods, and money, those who are moving borderless, and to pursue the enjoyable and livable environment.” The index, which is the first of its kind out of Japan, aims to judge the comprehensive power of a city.

The ranking is based on six overall objective factors, "Economy," "Research & Development," "Cultural Interaction," "Livability," "Ecology & Natural Environment," and "Accessibility," with 69 individual indicators among them. The institute also expanded its study by looking at the cities from the subjective perspective of five different ‘actors’ (or types of people who influence cities): global “Managers," "Researchers," "Artists," "Visitors," and local "Residents."
The Top 10 cities in the world for 2009 according to the Global Power City Index are:

1. New York
2. London
3. Paris
4. Tokyo
5. Singapore
6. Berlin
7. Vienna
8. Amsterdam
9. Zurich
10. Hong Kong

The other cities are ranked as follows: Madrid (11), Seoul (12), Los Angeles (13), Sydney (14), Toronto (15), Frankfurt (16), Copenhagen (17), Brussels (18), Geneva (19), Boston (20), Shanghai (21), Chicago (22), Vancouver (23), San Francisco (24), Osaka (25), Beijing (26), Kuala Lumpur (27), Milan (28), Bangkok (29), Fukuoka (30), Taipei (31), Moscow (32), Sao Paulo (33), Mumbai (34), and Cairo (35).


Top ten world cities ranked using subjective comparisons


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Managers, Researchers, Artists, Visitors, and Residents, all have their own top world cities. A report called the Global Power City Index issued on October 22nd by the Institute for Urban Strategies at The Mori Memorial Foundation in Tokyo, ranked cities both objectively as well as subjectively. While the objective ranking looked at factors such as a city’s environment and accessibility, the subjective rankings were from the points of view of one local and four global ‘actors' - types of people who influences cities in general.

The study looked at 35 different cities from around the world. New York was clearly the overall winner of the subjective categories
Top 10 cities for those related to business (“Managers” )
1. London
2. New York
3. Singapore
4. Hong Kong
5. Shanghai
6. Paris
7. Tokyo
8. Beijing
9. Zurich
10. Geneva

Top 10 cities for those related to science (“Researchers” )
1. New York
2. London
3. Tokyo
4. Paris
5. Seoul
6. Los Angeles
7. Boston
8. Singapore
9. Berlin
10. Chicago

Top 10 cities for those related to the arts (“Artists”)
1. New York
2. Paris
3. Berlin
4. London
5. Tokyo
6. Chicago
7. Vienna
8. Los Angeles
9. Amsterdam
10. Madrid

Top 10 Cities for those not from that city (“Visitors")
1. New York
2. London
3. Paris
4. Beijing
5. Shanghai
6. Vienna
7. Tokyo
8. Berlin
9. Singapore
10. Hong Kong

Top 10 Cities for those who live in that city (“Residents," only local ‘actor’)
1. New York
2. Paris
3. Berlin
4. Tokyo
5. London
6. Amsterdam
7. Zurich
8. Vienna
9. Copenhagen
10. Vancouver

Top Ten World Cities Ranked
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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Awesome.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:31 PM
 
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NYC is on top again. It topped the list in 2008 as well.
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:58 AM
 
Location: USA East Coast
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There has always been this debate on which city is the most important city on the world…Paris, London, New York, or Tokyo.

One look at that list shows who wins (go USA!)
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Columbus
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One thing for sure I do see Toronto always in the lime light. Rather 14 or 34
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