Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Infrastructure is critical to support the expansion of a city’s population and physical size. In an era of low economic growth and rising populism, governments are using Infrastructure spending to attempt to stimulate economic growth and earmark a city as having future potential.

CITY RANKINGS FOR Infrastructure

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OVERALL RANK CATEGORY RANK

  • 1

    London

    Top 10 For Infrastructure Top 10 For Interconnection Top 10 For Inclusivity Top 10 For Inspiration Top 10 For Innovation Top 10 For Investment
    1
  • 2

    Paris

    Top 10 For Infrastructure Top 10 For Interconnection Top 10 For Innovation Top 10 For Investment
    2
  • 3

    Stockholm

    Top 10 For Infrastructure Top 10 For Innovation Top 10 For Investment
    8
  • 4

    Cambridge

    Top 10 For Infrastructure Top 10 For Inclusivity Top 10 For Inspiration Top 10 For Innovation
    3
  • 5

    Brescia

    Top 10 For Infrastructure
    53
  • 6

    Copenhagen

    Top 10 For Infrastructure Top 10 For Interconnection
    19
  • 7

    Oslo

    Top 10 For Infrastructure Top 10 For Interconnection
    13
  • 8

    Vienna

    Top 10 For Infrastructure Top 10 For Interconnection
    12
  • 9

    Bern

    Top 10 For Infrastructure
    22
  • 10

    Berlin

    Top 10 For Infrastructure Top 10 For Interconnection Top 10 For Inspiration Top 10 For Innovation Top 10 For Investment
    5

HOW IS Infrastructure CALCULATED?

  • Current Infrastructure

    Includes human and digital Infrastructure

  • Risk & Governance

    A composite score of different risk and governance factors

  • Infrastructure Spending

    Includes number of transport, energy, sanitation, digital, housing, amenities and other projects relative to population size

  • Future Population

    Captures future human capital

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The impact of Infrastructure on a city

Cities are increasingly reliant on both physical and digital Infrastructure

Impact on Investability

Cities are reliant on underlying Infrastructure for sustainable growth, and require seamless transportation of people and information. Infrastructure is vital to energy, sanitation, transportation and information transfer, especially in the age of digitalisation and communication in which Internet access and speed are key. Human capital and good governance structures must be in place to facilitate ease of doing business.

Insights

  • Brescia benefits from a new high-speed network linking the city to the Italian business capital, Milan. There have also been a series of other transportation improvements, such as to roads and bridges.
  • Stockholm has strong forecast growth in its urban population and ranks well on government Infrastructure indicators.