Cities are changing with the introduction of new policy regime at national and local level. City governments are making all possible efforts to stand tall in desire indexes. We look at some key ranking systems to adjudge where do our cities stand…


India by 2030

million people will
live in cities

million people net
increase in working-age

million households
will be middle-class

million square
meters of
commercial and
residential space

trillion capital
investment is
needed to meet
projected demand
in cities

cities will have
population of over
1 million

kilometers of metros
and subways will be

of India’s population
will be urban

of India’s GDP will
come from cities

of net new
employment will be
generated in cities

Top 10 cities for Green Buildings 2016

  • Hong Kong
  • New York
  • Sydney
  • Dubai
  • Tokyo
  • Beijing
  • Shanghai
  • Singapore
  • Paris
  • London


City-wide Green Building landscape (30%), Green Building Efficiency and Performance (25%) Green Building Policies and Targets (12.5%), Green city culture and environment (32.5%)

Top Tourist Cities

  • Seoul
  • Tokyo
  • Istanbul
  • Kuala Lampur
  • Singapore
  • New York City
  • Dubai
  • Paris
  • London
  • Bangkok

Liveability Index 2016

  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Adelaide, Australia
  • Calgary, Canada
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Perth, Australia
  • Auchland, Australia
  • Helsinki, Finland

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) surveyed 140 cities in 2016 and assigned rating relative to New York for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five categories; stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

Two Indian cities, New Delhi (ranked 110) and Mumbai (115) scored 58.9 and 56.9 in EIU’s Liveability Index.

Source: ADB, EIU, WHO,Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, McKinsey Report , Mercer’s survey, Solidiance Research and Analysis , Global Destination Cities Index, Mastercard Inc.

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