Infrastructure

Interconnection

Cities that are well-connected physically, virtually, globally and locally foster and promote enterprise and encourage growth. Interconnection is necessary to link different players and entities within cities and to the wider world. Without this, Inspiration and Inclusion have limited ability to promote the transference of ideas and the drive to innovate.

CITY RANKINGS FOR Interconnection

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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

    Berlin

    Top 10 For Interconnection Top 10 For Inspiration Top 10 For Innovation
    4
  • 4

    Munich

    Top 10 For Interconnection Top 10 For Inclusivity Top 10 For Innovation Top 10 For Investment
    6
  • 5

    Copenhagen

    Top 10 For Infrastructure Top 10 For Interconnection
    15
  • 6

    Frankfurt am Main

    Top 10 For Interconnection
    16
  • 7

    Barcelona

    Top 10 For Interconnection Top 10 For Inclusivity Top 10 For Innovation
    14
  • 8

    Amsterdam

    Top 10 For Interconnection Top 10 For Inspiration Top 10 For Innovation
    5
  • 9

    Innsbruck

    Top 10 For Interconnection
    40
  • 10

    Gothenburg

    Top 10 For Interconnection
    28
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HOW IS Interconnection CALCULATED?

  • Connectivity

    Digital, local, national and international connectivity

  • Commuting

    Factors related to commuting and congestion

  • Transport Infrastructure Improvements

    Transport Infrastructure under execution, in both absolute and relative terms

  • Magnet & Pollution

    The degree that a city draws people from elsewhere, combined with pollution that may impede walkability

  • Local Connectivity

    Local transport indicators less transport projects underway

Impact on Investability

A city that is well-connected physically promotes even development and reduces the risk of spatial mismatch with pockets of high unemployment or no man's land. Without this, Inspiration and Inclusion have limited ability to promote the transference of ideas and drive to innovate.