Comparative city indices are more prevalent than ever. In this latest update on the state of the art of city indices by JLL and The Business of Cities, we reveal that their number has reached a new threshold – there are now over 300 indices worldwide that score, benchmark and rank cities on almost every aspect of urban life.
Increasingly, these indices have a bearing on how we understand city dynamics, guiding investors, businesses and workers as they make location choices and shaping the viewpoints of visitors, students and entrepreneurs. They cover an ever more diverse range of attributes that signal where cities are heading. They point to which cities have the ingredients for future success and help steer the real estate industry in its response to the rapidly changing urban landscape.