House Prices: Changing the City World

The Global Urban Competitiveness Report (2017–2018)

  • Pengfei Ni
  • Marco Kamiya
  • Haibo Wang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. General Report

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Relationship Between House Price and Urban Competitiveness

  4. Classified Report

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 439-439
    2. Xiaobo Zhou, Yufei Wang, Jie Wei
      Pages 529-603
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 605-618

About this book


This report was jointly launched by the National Academy of Economic Strategy of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and UN-HABITAT. Using the indicator system and objective data, the competitiveness of 1,035 global cities was evaluated in detail. The report measures the development pattern of global urban competitiveness as a whole, and the gap between the relevant parties and the ideal state. It has refreshed people's past perceptions of urban rankings and confirmed that the science and technology innovation center cities and central cities of emerging economies have begun to break the inherent global cities and they have entered the ranks of the most urban competitiveness.
While paying attention to the comparison of competitiveness among cities, this report further promotes the perspective to the pattern and trend change of global economic and social development from the perspective of city. The followings are new findings: First, information technology has increasingly become the primary driving force for urban development; Second, it is the three meridians that divide the global urban population and economic differentiation; Third, the soft links between cities gradually dominate the global urban system; Fourth, the formation of new global cities is beginning.


Urban Economics House Prices Urban Competitiveness Real Estate Industry Sustainable Competitiveness Economic Competitiveness

Editors and affiliations

  • Pengfei Ni
    • 1
  • Marco Kamiya
    • 2
  • Haibo Wang
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for City and CompetitivenessChinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Urban Economy and Finance BranchUN-HABITATNairobiKenya
  3. 3.National Academy of Economic StrategyCASSBeijingChina

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