Baltimore Makes List of ‘Top 20 Cities on the Planet’

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We’ve always known it was true, but now the rest of the world will know it, too: Baltimore ranks among the best cities in the world! Business Insider reports that the IESE Business School in Spain has come out with its Cities in Motion Index and Baltimore’s ranking lands the city in the 20th spot. Read the full story below. – The Eds.  

From Business Insider – With globalization, climate change, and social and economical challenges, today’s world cities need to adapt like never before.

The IESE Business School in Spain is out with its annual Cities in Motion Index (ICIM), which ranks the world’s best (“smartest”) cities — those that have the highest levels of innovation, sustainability, and quality of life. This year, Tokyo came in first with its impressive public management, technology, economy, and the ability to attract talent from all over the world.

To establish the ranking, researchers studied 135 cities across 55 countries, and based their results on over 50 indicators along 10 different dimensions including governance, public management, urban planning, technology, environment, international outreach, social cohesion, mobility and transportation, human capital (ability to attract talent), and economy. (You can read more about the categories and methodology here.)

Of the top 20 cities, 10 are European (London, Paris, Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Zürich, Basel, and Geneva), six are in the U.S. (New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Baltimore), three are in Asia (Tokyo, Seoul, and Osaka), and one is Oceanian (Sydney). Below is the full list of the top 20 cities:

Tokyo
London
New York
Zürich
Paris
Geneva
Basel
Osaka
Seoul
Oslo
Philadelphia
Los Angeles
Dallas
Copenhagen
Eindhoven
Amsterdam
Sydney
Stockholm
Chicago
Baltimore

Read more at Business Insider



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