By empirically assessing the competitiveness of 505 cities around the world from regional, national and other perspectives, this book not only ranks these cities but also presents a treasure trove of information with regard to each city's relative strengths and weaknesses. This unique resource draws on a wealth of data sources, all of which are described and assessed, and involve urban economics, geography, regional economics and many other fields. Using a concise indexing system, sophisticated methodology, and extensive figures and tables, it provides a comprehensive analysis of global urban competitiveness in 2015. Given the scope of its coverage, the book will be of great interest to readers such as local authorities, decision-makers and economic planners in cities throughout the world.
Ni, P., Kamiya, M., & Ding, R. (2017). Cities network along the silk road: The global urban competitiveness report 2017. Cities Network Along the Silk Road: The Global Urban Competitiveness Report 2017 (pp. 1–302). Springer Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4834-0