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Title: Part I : Ranking of 2009 global livable cities index
Authors: Ang, Kenneth Fulian
Chua, Chee Min
Toh, Mei Siew
Keywords: DRNTU::Business::International business::Policy
DRNTU::Business::International business::International competition
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: In the past decade, technological advancements have accelerated globalization and increased the mobility of people, goods, capital and ideas across borders. This emphasizes the importance of the concept of livability and sustainability of global cities. The concept of quality of life and livability have received rising interests from academics and the public, however there is an absence of comprehensive studies involving ranking of livable cities. In this paper, we have conceived the Global Livable City Index (GLCI) framework based on five categories: (1) Economic Environment and Vibrancy, (2) Environmental Friendliness and Sustainability, (3) Security and National Stability, (4) Social Well-Being and Diversity, (5) Government Leadership and Execution. Both megacities and emerging cities worldwide were included to provide a comprehensive coverage and the methodology follows closely to that of World Competitiveness Yearbook. This study thus serves as a guide for policy makers, businesses, and investors in decision making as well as allocation of resources. Our study also serves as an impetus to develop a balanced framework that captures the concept of livability of cities fully. In the GLCI ranking, three leading cities that emerged were Geneva, Stockholm and Copenhagen respectively. Jakarta, Manila and Luanda were observed to take the last three positions in the overall ranking. Subsequent to the overall ranking, an analysis based on the results was provided to offer insights and suggestions to policies that could be undertaken by leaders in order to improve the livability of their cities.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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