Top 10 Cities Of The Future


New York City, United States

Considered a world center of fashion, finance, media, and technology, the city posted high scores in business activity, political engagement, and human capital. New York City also leads the pack in capital markets and local institutions with global reach.


San Francisco, United States

San Francisco, the tech capital of the world, consistently on the second number of the list because of its strength in innovation. It located north of the Silicon Valley tech hub, is best positioned to attract and retain global capital, people, and ideas in the coming years, according to the report. San Francisco often ranks as the most expensive real estate market in America.


Paris, France

Paris emerged as a challenger for major US cities in future importance and competitiveness. The French capital is increasing the number of business incubators it hosts and has had substantial growth in private investment from venture capital and private equity firms, both foreign and domestic.


London, England

London earned the top spot in six metrics used in the report’s calculations, including number of top global services firms, number of news agency bureaus, sporting events, international travelers, and international student population.


Boston, United States

One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. The historic city has a longstanding focus on biotech and some of the the world’s best universities, including Harvard and MIT.


Melbourne, Australia

It is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania. It is improving a combination of infrastructure, GDP per capita, and foreign direct investment faster than any other city on the planet. It also ranked highly in increases of environmental performance.


Munich, Germany

It is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg. It is also a major tech hub in Europe. In 2015, Munich was home to nearly 100,000 startups.


Houston, United States

It is the most populous city in the state of Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States. The Texas city has also seen a rise in the number of patents filed per capita, an indicator of growth in entrepreneurship. Houston was named a world leader in GDP per capita, which is an important factor in the report’s calculations of personal well being.


Stockholm, Sweden

It is the capital of Sweden and the most populous city in the Nordic countries. The city is home to an advocacy organization, the Stockholm Center for Freedom, that promotes the rule of law and fundamental rights.


Moscow, Russia

It is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits and 17.8 million within the urban area. Moscow catapulted onto the top 25 global cities list in 2017. Moscow also registered comparative gains in the quality of its bureaucracy recruiting women to political parties in recent years.