March 30th, 2017
Some cities around the world are beginning to buck the long established trend of suburban living as discussed in the recently published Strategy Briefing, Urban Core Revival: Drivers, In-Depth Look at Cities and Implications for Businesses. Among UK cities, this tendency is most evident in Manchester’s core urban area (City of Manchester) which grew seven times […]
February 11th, 2017
The African continent in 2017 is expected to house some of the world’s fastest growing cities. This is largely thanks to an array of factors including the abundance of natural resources, increasing levels of foreign direct investment (FDI), a young population and the growth in internet penetration rates. Yet in light of the rapid rate […]
January 25th, 2017
Megacities— metropolitans with populations in excess of 10 million inhabitants concentrate significant economic weight in their respective countries. Our Passport Cities database predicts the future Indian megacities of Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai to record the fastest rate of real GDP growth over 2016-2030. The above mentioned cities, whilst still not home to 10 million inhabitants […]
December 18th, 2016
Sofia, Wuhan, Quito, Guayaquil and Buenos Aires are the top 5 cities with the most rapidly rising degree educated population. Cities analyst Fransua Razvadauskas discusses what implications this have on cities as well as what are the prospects and future challenges for higher education in emerging and developing countries. Download as an MP3
November 29th, 2016
One of the major success stories of the modern era has been the prolonging of human life. In the 20th century alone, thanks to crucial developments in medicine and healthcare, an extra 30 years of life were added to millions of peoples’ lives. As a result, the ageing of societies— characterised by rising life expectancies […]
November 27th, 2016
After undergoing a tumultuous period that resulted in the country entering recession in 2009— for the first time in 16 years, quarter one in 2014 saw Spain finally claw its way out of recession, posting a real GDP growth rate of 0.6%. Thanks to a reviving employment market which has helped raise incomes and spike […]
November 12th, 2016
Congestion and air pollution have long been the source of countless problems in urban societies – from deterring investment to increasing the occurrence of chronic respiratory ailments. In an age synonymous with rapid technological innovation, smart urban solutions are laying the foundation for new mobility options. Many developed cities are aiming to transform their traditional […]
May 19th, 2016
In Europe, cycling as a tool for transportation is a so-called trademark of Dutch and Danish cities, which boast some of the most impressive bicycle infrastructure worldwide.
April 1st, 2016
Following rapid global urbanisation and the growing role of knowledge-intensive economic activities, most of the world’s economic and employment growth is concentrated in major cities.
March 26th, 2016
Over 2010-2015, the GDP of developing countries grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3% in constant value terms – nearly double the GDP growth rate of developed countries.