Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Best-managed city 

Another accolade for Singapore. Here’s an excerpt of the report:
Singapore best-managed city in the world: Jones Lang Lasalle
Singapore was declared the world’s best-managed city on Wednesday in a survey of major capitals by a global property consultancy... The top 10 cities in overall ranking were Singapore, Barcelona, Dubai, New York, Shanghai, Budapest, Brisbane, Beijing, Auckland and Hong Hong...

Singapore was noted for its “prominent regional position and cultural diversity” as well as its “physical integrity and city autonomy,” a feature it shares with Barcelona and Dubai. These three cities have a single administrative and political body whose area of responsibility broadly matches the geography of the city economy, the property firm said.
Interestingly, China has two cities in the top ten (three if you count Hong Kong). It’s not a country that one normally associates with good management or governance.


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