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Examining The Impact of Air Quality on City Life

While cities offer economic opportunities, this often comes at a cost of significant hazards, such as downgraded air quality. Low-income cities, as can be seen from the graph, suffer the most from poor air quality. Most low-income and high-pollution cities are located in Southeast Asia and Western Pacific. High population density, poor handling of city […]
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Examining the Top Ten most Motorised Cities

In general, average income is the single most important factor that determines consumer preferences to spend on transport or to buy private vehicles. However, lower income cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Vilnius and Athens are among the top ten cities with the highest ratio of passenger car ownership in the world. In these cities, passenger […]
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One Quarter of the World’s Educated Population Resides in Just 100 Cities

With governments recognising the link between education and economic competitiveness, education standards are rising globally. Increased prioritisation of primary and secondary education is translating into rising uptake of tertiary education in many economies. The number of people with higher education globally rose from 518 million in 2005 to 704 million in 2013, with 24% of […]
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Cities are Driving Employment Growth Worldwide

Every newly employed person constitutes a new consumer, and a change in the overall employed population is one of the most useful indicators in finding the most prospective markets for sales growth. Over 2005-2013 employment growth was very different across the world, registering a 20% rise in Latin America compared with just a 2-3% increase […]
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Shopping and Tourism in Asian Cities

Tourism is growing worldwide and the Asia Pacific region is no exception. In 2013, international tourists accounted for 1,128 million trips globally, of which 256 million were to Asia Pacific, with the region accounting for an impressive tourism share exceeded only by Western Europe. Shopping plays a major role in determining tourist destinations, making numerous […]
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Exploring Emerging Cities Beyond BRIC

Download as pdf BRIC cities are often cited for their market growth potential. Yet, there are relatively few large emerging metropolises outside BRIC that can compare to Moscow, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Mumbai. In 2013, only Mexico City, Istanbul, Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Bogota, Kuala Lumpur and Lima boasted large enough consumer markets with sufficient […]
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What is the True Size of Dubai?

As one of the world’s most exciting urban sagas of recent times, Dubai has risen from being a small dessert village in the 1960s to a global city in 2014. The 1990s and 2000s saw particularly intensive periods of construction in Dubai, with foreign immigrants streaming into the area and vastly expanding the city’s size. […]
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Brighter Future Ahead for Urban Consumers in Eastern Europe

The coming years promise notable opportunities for consumer goods businesses in Eastern European metropolises thanks to forecasts of accelerating consumer expenditure as a result of improved economic performance. Eastern European cities will outperform their Western European counterparts, indicating generally better potential in developing markets. Top 10 Growth Cities for Per Household Consumer Expenditure in Europe […]
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Does Urban Export Imply City Development?

Urban exports can be seen both as a factor in a city’s economic growth and an indicator of its stage of urban development. Generally, expanding export activities contribute to the economic advancement of urban economies. Different profiles of exported goods and services in developing and developed metropolises also affect wealth disparities of local consumer across […]
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Datagraphic: Snapshot of Urban Western Europe in 2020

Download as pdf In 2020, Western Europe is expected to remain  the least urbanised developed region, falling behind Australasia and North America. Nonetheless, the number of its urban residents will continue increasing with the growth momentum holding in developing economies. Over 2012-2020, the most rapid population growth is estimated in Turkish first and second tier […]
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Economic Growth Slowing in Major Latin American Cities

Throughout the 20th century, flagship Latin American metropolises were the key drivers of the region’s economic progress, production growth and increasing domestic demand. In 2012, nearly 30% of the region’s GDP derived from just 15 major cities. However, over the last decade, Latin America’s economic growth momentum has been shifting from the major metropolises towards […]
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Are Birth Rates Lower in Cities?

As living standards improve, people tend to have smaller families. In 2012, 86% of the world’s 120 major metropolises were characterised by higher per capita income than their respective countries and were often more advanced in their economic development. Yet, only in 40% of cases were urban crude birth rates lower than the national level. […]
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Кто выиграет от проведения Зимних Олимпийских Игр в Сочи?

Зимние Олимпийские Игры несомненно оказывают влияние на различные сферы жизни страны. В подготовку Зимних Олимпийских Игр в Сочи Россия инвестировала огромные финансовые средства, которые, по словам старшего аналитика Виталия Владыкина, вряд ли окупятся в краткосрочной перспективе. Но с другой стороны, Олимпийские Игры помогут Сочи продемонстрировать свои возможности всему миру, а успех национальной команды положительно повлияет на […]
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Seven Key Cities for Business Expansion

Euromonitor International’s Cities research team identified seven key global cities they consider the best markets for business expansion. These cities were chosen for their rapidly growing income levels, expanding population size, improving demographic situations and decreasing unemployment levels. Listen to the podcast to find out which seven cities are included in the list. Download as […]
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