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The Economic Impact of Bike Sharing in European Cities

In some European cities, it’s passé to own a bicycle. The preferred way of getting around town may still be on two wheels, but the bikes are likely to belong to a public bike-sharing system. Pioneers of the idea from the mid 1960s would be amazed. Although there had been various attempts to launch bike-sharing …
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Mercer’s 2019 Global Quality of Living Ranking

Globally, Vienna tops the ranking for the 10th year running, closely followed by Zurich (2). In joint third place are Auckland, Munich and Vancouver – the highest ranking city in North America for the last 10 years. Barcelona (43) and Madrid (46) are the highest ranking cities in Spain. Singapore (25), Montevideo (78) and Port Louis …
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IESE Cities in Motion Index 2019

The IESE Cities in Motion Index (CIMI) is an index that aims to evaluate cities in relation to the nine dimensions that we consider key: human capital, social cohesion, the economy, governance, the environment, mobility and transportation, urban planning, international outreach, and technology. It is an index of cities that is objective, comprehensive, wide-ranging and …
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Agile Cities: Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The world is urbanizing and the Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming life at an unprecedented rate. Cities must be “agile” – able to move quickly and easily – to enable their citizens to thrive. “Agile Cities: Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution” unpacks the concept of agility and introduces guidelines for measuring agility in key …
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QS Best Student Cities in the World 2018

Climbing two places from last year’s cities ranking, London is now the top student city in the world according to this year’s QS Best Student Cities ranking, followed by Tokyo and Melbourne in second and third position respectively. Barcelona in 31st position and Madrid 32nd, are the only two Spanish cities to make the top 50 list. Home to several leading universities, …
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IESE Cities in Motion Index 2018

The fifth edition of the Cities in Motion Index (CIMI) evaluates cities’ level of development in relation to nine key areas or dimensions: Economy, Human Capital, Social Cohesion, Environment, Governance, Urban Planning, International Outreach, Technology, and Mobility and Transportation. The CIMI 2018 edition includes 165 cities, including 74 capitals, representing more than 80 countries. To …
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Mercer’s 2018 Global Quality of Living Ranking

For the ninth consecutive year, Vienna, Austria tops our Quality of Living ranking. Zurich, Switzerland and Munich, Germany followed Vienna. Western European cities continues to surpass the rest of the world when it comes to expatriate quality of living by taking 8 of the top spots. Mercer’s authoritative Quality of Living Survey is the most comprehensive …
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Collaboration in Cities: From Sharing to ‘Sharing Economy’

The World Economic Forum’s Future of Urban Development and Services Initiative has released its new whitepaper on Collaboration in Cities: From Sharing to ‘Sharing Economy’. This report demystifies the new sharing economy vocabulary, explains key drivers for sharing, and the opportunities for cities to engage and drive sharing practices. It also explores how cities can …
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Data Driven Cities: 20 Stories of Innovation

The need for cities to fully harness the potential of data constantly flowing through them has never been more urgent. Data Driven Cities: 20 Stories of Innovation, highlights examples from around the world of how cities are doing exactly this: using new technology, data collection and analysis to improve services and liveability for their citizens. …
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Migration and Its Impact on Cities

The World Economic Forum has released a report taking a deep dive on migration and cities, exploring the types, causes and patterns of migration, the most affected corridors and cities, the impact on urban infrastructure and services, the solutions that can be employed and how cities can seek to future proof themselves to address this …
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