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Guidelines for City Mobility: Steering towards Collaboration

How people and goods get around our cities is undergoing considerable change. As new mobility options are introduced, cities and communities are trying to lower emissions, improve safety and increase affordability and accessibility of transport networks. Cities, mobility partners, and communities are taking a systems perspective to rethink the movement of people and goods. Developed …
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The Hidden Wealth of Cities: Creating, Financing, and Managing Public Spaces

The World Bank has recently published “The Hidden Wealth of Cities: Creating, Financing, and Managing Public Spaces”. In every city, the urban spaces that form the public realm—ranging from city streets, neighborhood squares, and parks to public facilities such as libraries and markets—account for about one-third of the city’s total land area, on average. Despite …
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What Makes Capital Cities the Best Places to Live?

Quality of life data show that in most countries, the capital city has advantages compared to the regions outside the capital. In light of the continued growth of capital city populations and the concentration of resources within them, this policy brief explores the source of the advantages of capital cities in quality of life. Are …
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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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