August Full ranking with rating and category breakdown. Below is a ranking of all the cities surveyed, accompanied by the liveability rating for every city. On the other hand, those cities moving up the ranking are largely in countries Overall, the global average liveability score has fallen by 1 percentage point to. Global Liveability Ranking Although it's usually the top cities that warrant the most attention, the latest findings of The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global .
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and Vancouver—which were the top three cities in the EIU liveability ranking. ranged from the use of global secondary databases to making qualitative. 1. Worldwide terrorism continues to shake up stability. 2. Civil war in worst performers has been globally destabilising. 5. The ten most liveable cities. 6. The ten. The Economist Intelligence Unit Limited Index of Liveability Rankings, Cost of Living) and three Rankings, Democracy Index, Global Food Security.
Findings from the index were supplemented with wide-ranging research and in-depth interviews with experts in the field.
As rural residents head for the city in developing countries—which for purposes here we define as non-OECD countries, with the exception of Singapore—and wealthy global capitals draw in international talent, vast demographic shifts are creating cities with previously unimagined population sizes. In , there were 31 megacities—cities with more than 10m inhabitants.
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This is projected to rise to 41 by While cities generate economic activity, the security challenges they face expand and intensify as their populations rise. These include growing pressure on housing supply prompting the spread of slums and services such as healthcare, transport, and water and power infrastructure.
Man-made risks are also growing. As tragic recent events in European cities such as London, Paris and Barcelona have demonstrated, high profile, wealthy urban centres are becoming targets for terrorist activities. And as income divides widen, growing inequalities can create tensions that contribute to violent outbursts such as the London riots.
The technologies no doubt bring benefits. As part of Internet of Things IoT technologies, sensors collect and wirelessly transmit data from physical objects, delivering new insights into city operations and permitting remote and more efficient management of infrastructure and services.
Connecting apartments and office buildings to the electricity grid via smart meters, for example, delivers energy efficiency and cost savings. And with the spread of closed-circuit televisions CCTVs and webcams around cities, technologies such as artificial intelligence and data analytics can greatly enhance the capabilities of law enforcement agencies to combat urban crime and terrorism.
Yet the rush to embrace smart city technologies also creates vulnerabilities if investments in digital technologies are not accompanied by commensurate investments in cyber security.
Wealthy cities are making investments, albeit to varying degrees, but security often comes lower on the list of spending priorities for cities with already stretched finances.
The consequences of neglecting cyber security could be dire. For example, if hackers were to shut down the power supply, an entire city would be left in chaos. This prospect is something city officials now need to plan against. Cities are also defined by the complex, interlinked nature of their systems and infrastructure.
This complexity has a bearing on safety. For example, experts are uncovering links between the quality of housing and the health of citizens.
And while terrorist attacks are what make headlines, traffic accidents are a greater day-to-day danger for urban residents.
Natural forces are also coming in to play as climate change poses new risks to cities, with extreme weather events becoming an even greater threat, as illustrated by the devastation Hurricane Harvey just delivered to Houston, Texas. The Safe Cities Index retains the four categories of security from the version— digital, health, infrastructure and physical.
However, we have added six new indicators and expanded the index to cover 60 cities, up from 50 in However, in infrastructure security, it has fallen out of the top ten, to 12th. Asia and the Middle East and Africa dominate the bottom of the index: Dhaka, Yangon and Karachi are at the bottom of the list.
However, two high-income cities in the Middle East Jeddah and Riyadh fall below position 40 in the index. Our reputation for trusted business intelligence depends on it.
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