The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2010
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The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2010

Pengfei Ni and Peter Karl Kresl

The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2010 is an empirical study of the competitiveness of 500 cities around the world. This one-of-a-kind annual resource draws on a wealth of data sources, all of which are described and assessed. Using a sophisticated methodology and a team of 100 researchers from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the book not only ranks these cities but also presents a wealth of information with regard to the strengths and weaknesses of each city in relation to each other. The book includes a full discussion of the factors that create urban competitiveness, what sorts or categories of cities are most competitive, and comments on the policies and initiatives that are adopted by the most competitive cities.
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Chapter 4: The City Rankings

Pengfei Ni and Peter Karl Kresl


There are three sets of results for the analysis that was done in accordance with the methodology that was developed in Chapter 1. The first is the set of Urban Competitiveness Index Rankings for the 500 citiies – presented in this chapter (Table 4.1). The second is a set of Global Urban Competitiveness Analysis pages for the 150 cities that is presented in Appendix 2. The third is a large set of pages that presents the results for all 500 cities for the several indices of urban competitiveness. Owing to its considerable length, this latter data-set is being made available to the reader on the following website: Table 4.1 City New York London Tokyo Paris Washington Los Angeles Stockholm Singapore San Francisco Chicago Toronto Seoul Boston San Diego Oakland Helsinki Madrid Vienna Philadelphia Houston Zurich Melbourne Montreal Buenos Aires Dallas Hong Kong Dublin Frankfurt Milan Global Urban Competitiveness Index Rankings (GUCI) (2007/08) Country United States United Kingdom Japan France United States United States Sweden Singapore United States United States Canada Korea United States United States United States Finland Spain Austria United States United States Switzerland Australia Canada Argentina United States China Ireland Germany Italy 69 Score 1.000 0.944 0.790 0.759 0.696 0.669 0.648 0.646 0.642 0.630 0.618 0.617 0.597 0.588 0.583 0.575 0.572 0.569 0.565 0.555 0.553 0.539 0.534 0.533 0.532 0.529 0.529 0.527 0.526 Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24...

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