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
    10
  • 4

    Oslo

    Top 10 For Infrastructure Top 10 For Investment
    19
  • 5

    Cambridge

    Top 10 For Infrastructure Top 10 For Inclusivity Top 10 For Inspiration Top 10 For Innovation
    3
  • 6

    Copenhagen

    Top 10 For Infrastructure Top 10 For Interconnection
    15
  • 7

    Prague

    Top 10 For Infrastructure Top 10 For Inspiration
    26
  • 8

    Bern

    Top 10 For Infrastructure Top 10 For Investment
    18
  • 9

    Lausanne

    Top 10 For Infrastructure Top 10 For Inclusivity Top 10 For Investment
    8
  • 10

    Zurich

    Top 10 For Infrastructure Top 10 For Inclusivity Top 10 For Investment
    11
Inclusion

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

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.