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Competitive Cities for Jobs and Growth: What, Who, and How

Competitive-Cities-for-Jobs-and-GrowthA new World Bank Group report analyzes what makes a city competitive and how more cities can grow their economies. According to the report, improving the competitiveness of cities is a vital pathway to eliminating extreme poverty and promoting prosperity for a country’ s citizens. If every average city had managed to do as well as a competitive city, the world would have added 19 million new jobs in 2012 alone.

Safe Cities Index, 2015

Safe Cities IndexThe Safe Cities Index 2015 is an Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by NEC. The report is based on an index composed of more than 40 quantitative and qualitative indicators. These indicators are split across four thematic categories: digital security; health security; infrastructure safety; and personal safety.

Six megatrends that will shape the future of cities

six-city-megatrendsThe coming decades will see the next wave of mass migration to cities, especially in Asia and Africa, according to Prof. Razeen Sally, visiting associate professor at National University of Singapore. The World Economic Forum City Competitiveness Report identifies six megatrends that are likely to determine how well cities do in the future and in one of his latest articles Prof. Razeen Sally presents briefly the following six megatrends: