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Old 11-17-2017, 02:50 PM
 
Location: London, United Kingdom
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The World's 100 Best Cities in 2018:

Another compiled list that is done annually.

Before I start compiling the list and the methodology to share with everyone else, I just want to take this moment to state that this list is not gospel. It is not meant to be taken literally. I am posting this here to share this information with all of you and so that way hopefully we can get into a discussion, state what we like about the list, what we agree with, what we disagree with. Things of that nature.

Methodology:
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How We Define The Categories

The ranking evaluates each qualifying city across the six pillars of place equity: Place, Product, Programming, People, Prosperity, and Promotion. The performance of the Top 100 cities in this report is summarized in radar charts. Each hexagon in a radar chart represents a category of a city’s competitive identity.

Place:
The perceived quality of a city’s natural and built environment, including the sub-categories of Air Quality, Weather, Crime Rate, Neighborhoods & Landmarks, and Parks & Outdoor Activities.

Product:
A city’s key institutions, attractions and infrastructure, including the sub-categories of University Rankings, Airport Connectivity, Convention Center, Entertainment, and Museums.

Programming:
The arts, culture, entertainment and culinary scene in a city, including the sub-categories of Shopping, Culture, Culinary, and Nightlife.

People:
The immigration rate and diversity of a city, including the sub-categories of Education and Foreign-born Residents.

Prosperity:
A city’s employment and corporate head offices, including the sub-categories of Unemployment, GDP per capita, and Global 500 companies.

Promotion:
The quantity of stories, references and recommendations shared online about a city, including the sub-categories of Google search results, Google Trends, Facebook Check-ins, and TripAdvisor reviews.

https://www.bestcities.org/methodology/
001. London
002. New York
003. Paris
004. Moscow
005. Tokyo
006. Singapore
007. Dubai
008. Barcelona
009. San Francisco
010. Chicago
011. Madrid
012. Los Angeles
013. Toronto
014. Amsterdam
015. Boston
016. Rome
017. Hong Kong
018. Las Vegas
019. Seattle
020. San Diego
021. Washington D.C.
022. Saint Petersburg
023. Prague
024. Beijing
025. Sydney
026. San Jose, U.S.
027. Miami
028. Berlin
029. Vancouver
030. Orando
031. Houston
032. Zurich
033. Frankfurt
034. Calgary
035. Munich
036. Seoul
037. Denver
038. Melbourne
039. Portland
040. Milan
041. Montreal
042. Dallas
043. Dublin
044. Austin
045. Istanbul
046. Brisbane
047. Minneapolis
048. Vienna
049. Atlanta
050. Brussels
051. Ottawa
052. Perth
053. Lisbon
054. Stockholm
055. Abu Dhabi
056. Oslo
057. Salt Lake City
058. Basel
059. Bangkok
060. Edmonton
061. New Orleans
062. Hamburg
063. Tel-Aviv
064. Bristol
065. Charlotte
066. Philadelphia
067. Budapest
068. Manchester
069. Copenhagen
070. Phoenix
071. Dusseldorf
072. Florence
073. Tampa
074. Venice
075. Lyon
076. Luxembourg
077. Warsaw
078. Stuttgart
079. Auckland
080. Athens
081. Helsinki
082. Nashville
083. Sacramento
084. Sao Paulo
085. Raleigh
086. Valencia
087. Birmingham
088. San Antonio
089. Tucson
090. Baltimore
091. Providence
092. Pittsburgh
093. Toulouse
094. Rio de Janeiro
095. Columbus
096. Saint Louis
097. Shanghai
098. Virginia Beach
099. Richmond
100. Glasgow


https://www.bestcities.org/rankings/worlds-best-cities/

This list is a means for us to have a discussion with one another, the list is not a personal reflection of my viewpoints. Just want to point that out right from the start.
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Old 11-17-2017, 02:56 PM
 
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Moscow shouldn't be in the Top 50, even. Lots of other frauds- St. Petersburg, Dubai, San Jose (not even a city, really), Vegas (also not really a city).

NYC should probably be #1, DC should probably be in Top 10 or 15. Singapore is a generic city with nothing of interest besides food and should be like #30-#40 or so.
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:49 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Wow, I just learned that a city with the largest historic center, some of the greatest art museums and cultural institutions, one of the most beautiful metro systems, and one of the most magnificent settings of any city in the world is actually a "fraud". I feel so enlightened.

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Old 11-17-2017, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Sydney Australia
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That list is very skewed to the northern hemisphere. It seems to rank the large centres of the most populated countries highly.
It is very different to the lists of most liveable cities which come out annually.
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:14 PM
 
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Wow, I just learned that a city with the largest historic center, some of the greatest art museums and cultural institutions, one of the most beautiful metro systems, and one of the most magnificent settings of any city in the world is actually a "fraud". I feel so enlightened.
Moscow is basically none of these things, so I have no idea what you're talking about.

Moscow is a very modern city with comparatively little historic stock, and it doesn't have any of the world's leading art museums. And not sure what either issue has to do with city importance.

And putting aside the fact that Moscow has boring topography, it has nothing to do with anything. A city isn't more or less important based on geography.

Also don't understand the Metro reference. A city is more important if the Metro looks nice?
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:15 PM
 
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That list is very skewed to the northern hemisphere. It seems to rank the large centres of the most populated countries highly.
It is very different to the lists of most liveable cities which come out annually.
Most of the globe's population and wealth is in the northern hemisphere, so wouldn't it make sense that most cities listed are in the northern hemisphere?
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:25 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Moscow is basically none of these things, so I have no idea what you're talking about.

Moscow is a very modern city with comparatively little historic stock, and it doesn't have any of the world's leading art museums. And not sure what either issue has to do with city importance.

And putting aside the fact that Moscow has boring topography, it has nothing to do with anything. A city isn't more or less important based on geography.

Also don't understand the Metro reference. A city is more important if the Metro looks nice?
I was actually talking about St Petersburg, not Moscow (although you clearly know nothing about Moscow either).

And it's obvious that you didn't even bother to look at the criteria before doing your NYC booster dance and sh*ting on cities you know very little about. The ranking is not about importance (which is a nebulous term anyway that can be interpreted 100 different ways) but specifically, as stated at the very top of the page, about "quality of place, reputation and competitive identity". And yes all of those things I listed (including quality of infrastructure and setting) are relevant to these stated criteria.
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:39 PM
 
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Moscow shouldn't be in the Top 50, even. Lots of other frauds- St. Petersburg, Dubai, San Jose (not even a city, really), Vegas (also not really a city).

NYC should probably be #1, DC should probably be in Top 10 or 15. Singapore is a generic city with nothing of interest besides food and should be like #30-#40 or so.
San Jose not a city? Don't be a fool!
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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The World's 100 Best Cities in 2018:

Another compiled list that is done annually.

Before I start compiling the list and the methodology to share with everyone else, I just want to take this moment to state that this list is not gospel. It is not meant to be taken literally. I am posting this here to share this information with all of you and so that way hopefully we can get into a discussion, state what we like about the list, what we agree with, what we disagree with. Things of that nature.

Methodology:


001. London
002. New York
003. Paris
004. Moscow
005. Tokyo
006. Singapore
007. Dubai
008. Barcelona
009. San Francisco
010. Chicago
011. Madrid
012. Los Angeles
013. Toronto
014. Amsterdam
015. Boston
016. Rome
017. Hong Kong
018. Las Vegas
019. Seattle
020. San Diego
021. Washington D.C.
022. Saint Petersburg
023. Prague
024. Beijing
025. Sydney
026. San Jose, U.S.
027. Miami
028. Berlin
029. Vancouver
030. Orando
031. Houston
032. Zurich
033. Frankfurt
034. Calgary
035. Munich
036. Seoul
037. Denver
038. Melbourne
039. Portland
040. Milan
041. Montreal
042. Dallas
043. Dublin
044. Austin
045. Istanbul
046. Brisbane
047. Minneapolis
048. Vienna
049. Atlanta
050. Brussels
051. Ottawa
052. Perth
053. Lisbon
054. Stockholm
055. Abu Dhabi
056. Oslo
057. Salt Lake City
058. Basel
059. Bangkok
060. Edmonton
061. New Orleans
062. Hamburg
063. Tel-Aviv
064. Bristol
065. Charlotte
066. Philadelphia
067. Budapest
068. Manchester
069. Copenhagen
070. Phoenix
071. Dusseldorf
072. Florence
073. Tampa
074. Venice
075. Lyon
076. Luxembourg
077. Warsaw
078. Stuttgart
079. Auckland
080. Athens
081. Helsinki
082. Nashville
083. Sacramento
084. Sao Paulo
085. Raleigh
086. Valencia
087. Birmingham
088. San Antonio
089. Tucson
090. Baltimore
091. Providence
092. Pittsburgh
093. Toulouse
094. Rio de Janeiro
095. Columbus
096. Saint Louis
097. Shanghai
098. Virginia Beach
099. Richmond
100. Glasgow


https://www.bestcities.org/rankings/worlds-best-cities/

This list is a means for us to have a discussion with one another, the list is not a personal reflection of my viewpoints. Just want to point that out right from the start.
Milan should be where Barcelona is
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:01 PM
 
Location: San Jose
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Dubai shouldn't be that high up.........also San Jose above Berlin? This list is awful.
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