Hyderabad, the City of Pearls , has made it to the top 10 most dynamic cities across the world chosen by JLL City Momentum Index (CMI) 2017. It has been placed fifth with Bangalore on top of the list.
Other cities that made to the list are: Ho chi Minh City (2-Vietnam), Silicon valley (3-USA), Shanghai ((4-China), London (6-UK), Austin (7-USA), Hanoi (8-Vietnam), Boston (9-USA) and Nairobi (10-Kenya).
According to the index released by the Chicago-based cities research centre, JLL measures population, connectivity, technology, research & development, education, construction, real estate investment and property prices as the main criteria for choosing the most dynamic cities.
The JLL index says that a city’s capacity to embrace rapid change determines its ability to compete in the world – today and in the future. “The overriding factors that characterise the world’s most dynamic cities are technology and innovation and cities that best absorb, adapt and leverage these drivers come out on top”, adds the report.
Although the most dynamic cities are spread across the world, more than half of the top 30 in the 2017 ranking are in Asia-Pacific. Bangalore, India’s technology centre, has taken the number one spot. In fact, India snatched the lead from China as home to some of the world’s fastest-changing cities, taking six of the top 30, compared with China’s five.
“Liveability is also surfacing as an increasingly important driver of momentum, as it is key to attracting talent. Affordability and space constraints in San Francisco (21) contributed to knocking that city out of the top 20 for the first time and Hong Kong out of the top 30. The environment is also becoming a more critically determining factor in the index. Although in the top 30, Delhi (23) and Beijing (15) were hindered by poor environmental scores”, says the JLL CMI. JLL is a financial and professional services firm specialising in commercial real estate services and investment management.