The world is ever more urban. The top 780 global cities already produce almost 60 per cent of all world economic activity, and they are set grow in importance as urbanisation continues.

In our latest annual Global Cities report, we forecast significant growth disparities between cities around the globe over the coming decades to 2035 and predict far-reaching changes in the world’s urban order, with the balance of urban economic power shifting further east as a result.

November 2018 Forecast Highlights

  • GDP of China's cities to double and outstrip the urban economies of Europe and North America by 2035

  • New York, Tokyo, London and LA to stay as world’s urban superpowers

  • Paris is projected to drop out of the top 5 cities, and be displaced by Shanghai and Beijing.

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