The Global Cities Index provides a comprehensive ranking of the leading global cities from around the world. It is designed to track the way cities maneuver as their populations grow and the world continues to shrink.
2012 Global Cities Index
The 2012 Global Cities Index ranks 66 cities from around the world. New York and London once again top the list, followed by Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Seoul. Each of these cities excels across multiple dimensions.
This year, we added the Emerging Cities Outlook to our analyses, which examines the strengths and weaknesses of cities in developing markets by examining the rates of change and key factors that will affect their ability to capitalize on future globalization. The Outlook highlights the vast potential of Beijing and Shanghai, thanks to a thriving economy, a growing middle class, and infrastructure improvements.
- The Atlantic, 8 May 2012
In the past several years, a number of research teams, think tanks, and global consulting firms have come up with novel and innovative ways to gauge the relative economic strengths of global cities and metro areas.
- Bloomberg, 2 April 2012
“Our goal was to find a measure that would help corporate and government decision-makers determine which of the world’s cities will best attract and shape the future flow of people, ideas, capital and goods,” said Mike Hales, a partner at A.T. Kearney, a Chicago-based consulting firm that helped Bloomberg conduct the study.
- 2 April 2012
New York and London remain the world's most global cities, while major emerging-market cities strengthened their ability to challenge global leaders in the next 10 to 20 years, according to the 2012 A.T. Kearney Global Cities Index.
- GBPC Quarterly
- Issue Papers and Perspectives
- Research Studies
- Global Business Drivers
- Realignment of Global Supply Chain
- Economic Shift from Global North to South
- More Inclusive Globalization
- Changing Global Governance
- Elevated Financial Volatility and Risk
- New Models of Consumer Engagement
- The Insatiable Consumer
- New Era of Squeezed Profitability
- War for Talent
- Growing Infrastructure Needs
- Changing Role of Government
- Rising Geopolitical Instability
- Depleting Natural Resources
- Responding to the Sustainability Challenge
- New Paradigms in Product Design & Manufacturing
- New and Innovative R&D Models