What are the 10 global cities? [FAQ]
Frequently asked questions from our subscribers and Innovation Cities™ Index fans
According to the Innovation Cities™ Index, published by us since 2007, the top 10 global cities in 2021 are:
Tokyo, Boston, New York, Sydney, Singapore, Dallas-Fort Worth, Seoul, Houston, Chicago, Paris
Interesting! Cutting this information another way, using Pre-Covid 5 year average, the consistent top 10 global cities from 500 cities are:
London, New York, Tokyo, San Francisco - San Jose (Silicon Valley), Boston, Singapore, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto, Seoul
This gives a more stable long-term result, while still being interesting.
Of course, we could redefine global many ways.
In this case we are using innovation as a proxy measure for global. The world’s most innovative cities tend to be the most ‘global’. A large number of the innovation indicators used measure this aspect.
Note also the 2022 list is currently in progress. Hold those horses, or subscribe to get updated…
What do you think of this list?
If you have a detailed research need to answer this question:
Other possible ways you could define this are:
Global Connected - International Airport, Airport Destinations, Number of Flights, Flight Routes - Data Points that make a starting point.
Digitally Present - Cities with the strongest ‘place brand’ which you can also measure via our ‘City Branding’ indicator of 500 cities.
Global Trade Flows - we can help you define
Global People Movements - we can help you define, either tourist or migrant
Any combination of the above or more, including digital and internet…
Let us know if you would like a Proposal for us to work up ‘finished’ data model. Or provide city level data for your model, ‘good to go’.
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