The City of Philadelphia was ranked the 11th best city in the world by the University of Navaro International Graduate School of Management’s annual IESE City’s in Motion Index (ICIM). Based in Barcelona, the International Graduate School of Management conducts the ICIM and ranks the world’s best cities by looking at the levels of innovation, sustainability and quality of life in those cities.
“Philadelphia is an incredible, world-class city with a strong economy, growing and diverse population and we’re easy to navigate by foot, bike or public transportation,” said Mayor Michael A. Nutter. “We are proud to be recognized for not only our commitment to innovation, sustainability and good government, but also the high quality of life for our citizens that our strengths create.”
To establish this ranking, the researchers studied 135 cities based on 50 indicators along 10 different dimensions: governance, public management, urban planning, technology, environment, international outreach, social cohesion, mobility and transportation, human capital and economy.
Philadelphia ranked 3rd in human capital, 6th in economy and 10th in governance. It ranked in the top 20 for urban planning, technology, international impact and transportation.
The top 20 cities are as follows:
To read the report, log on to http://citiesinmotion.iese.edu/indicecim/.