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Six Indian cities on world's most dynamic list, Bengaluru tops chart

Asia Pacific cities comprise half the top 30 fastest-changing cities

Press Trust of India  |  Davos 

Brigade Road
File photo of Bengaluru's Brigade Road

Six Indian cities have made it to the world's 30 most dynamic places that have the ability to embrace technological change, absorb rapid population growth and strengthen global connectivity, with Bengaluru topping the chart.

Cities in India, and Vietnam, along with several in the US, head the list of world's fastest changing cities in JLL's fourth annual City Momentum Index.

Other Indian cities in the list are at the 5th position, (13), (18), (23) and (25).

cities comprise half the top 30 fastest- changing cities.

"has taken over from as home to some of the world's most dynamic cities. Six Indian cities feature in the CMI Global Top 30, with the country's primary technology hub, Bangalore, moving into the top spot for the first time," said.

Top 10 cities in the index are Bengaluru, Ho Chi Minh City, Silicon Valley, Shanghai, Hyderabad, London, Austin, Hanoi, Boston and Nairobi.

"With more than half the world's population currently living in cities, a proportion that is expected to grow substantially over the next few decades, the success of our cities takes on great importance," said Jeremy Kelly, Director in Global Research.

The report noted that dynamic labour markets help fuel some 'Emerging Megacities' such as Chennai, Manila, and However, this group faces significant infrastructure and quality of life issues, with high levels of inequality, congestion and pollution hindered by weak city governance.

In all, 134 cities were assessed by CMI using 42 variables including recent and projected changes in city GDP, population, corporate headquarter presence, commercial real estate construction and rents.

Other factors included education, innovation and environment.

First Published: Thu, January 19 2017. 13:45 IST