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Cities are evolving into major growth drivers of the global economy. They are developing at a rapid pace and are ahead of their respective countries in most areas. Smaller cities are catching up with the largest metropolises when it comes to the competition for investments and human capital. Generally, cities try to gain the edge by focusing on creating a comfortable living environment.
As the world’s cities grow in number and size, so does their stratification in terms of resources and development priorities. This process is supported by the incoming human capital and the improving living conditions.
According to the EIU, the world’s most competitive cities are New York, London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo, with the rest of the list featuring other largest western and Asian cities (Japanese, for example). Generally, these same cities can also be found on the liveability rankings.
The world’s most densely populated cities are located in emerging economies – China, India, Pakistan, South America and Africa.
Experts have worked out several important trends that contribute to successful long-term urban development:
In Russia, 74% of the population live in urban areas, and 15 million-plus cities constitute the financial centres of the country.
Further development of the Russian economy requires the rest of its cities to be up to the mark.