FutureBrand: top-5 most influential cities are New York, London, Beijing, Washington and Moscow.
The ranking shows which global cities will be the most influential in three years from now. Global city, also called world city, is a city generally considered to be an important node in the global economic and political system. The use of ‘global city’ was popularized by sociologist Saskia Sassen in her 1991 work, The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo. Global cities possess considerable decision-making power on a daily basis and at a global level. They are also centers of new ideas and innovation in business, economics, culture and politics. The Foreign Policy magazine noted that the world’s biggest, most interconnected cities set global agendas, weather transnational dangers, and serve as the hubs of global integration. They are the engines of growth for their countries and the gateways to the resources of their regions.
FutureBrand Top20 Most Influential Cities
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