The most innovative cities in the world
• The most innovative cities in the world
"City - the greatest invention of mankind" - says renowned economist and professor at Harvard University, Edward Glaser, author of "The Triumph of the city."
News portal Business Insider was ranking of cities that can be called the most innovative, using a number of indicators on the number of patents per capita up to a height of skyscrapers.
Singapore has the best infrastructure in the world, including the airport to the Butterfly Garden, swimming pool, cinemas, hotels, spas, showers and a slide tall with four-story house.
Amsterdam (the Netherlands) referred to the bicycle capital of Europe. 38% of all trips in the city is done by bicycle.
Bangalore city is known as India's Silicon Valley with its technology sector, which brings $ 17 billion revenue per year. In 2012, there were invested 300 million dollars in venture capital.
According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers international network of companies, London is a city of the most promising economic opportunities. London is also the gateway to the world, as it has 6 international airports.
City of Helsinki (Finland) got into this rating for its innovative transit system, through which it is planned "to create a market place that customers can choose among providers of transport services is the fastest and cheapest way to get to where they need to."
Hong Kong (China) - it is absolutely vertical world: built about 1, 268 skyscrapers in the financial center of Asia. It is twice more than in any other city in the world.
San Jose in California can be called "the most forward-thinking" city in the world where a million residents account for 5, 066 patents.
Vienna (Austria) - the city with the highest standard of living due to favorable public transport, famous museums, the International Congress and the invention of filtered coffee. Vienna is also notable for the best town planning objects. The share of housing below the requirements of the standard account for only 9% of the city buildings.
Copenhagen (Denmark) boasts one of the most qualified and nationalized health care levels in the world, including the presence of not only maternity leave but also parental leave for fathers.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) is a leader in the "smart city" category. For example, the smartphone advises owners on all aspects of city infrastructure.
The second largest city of Colombia, Medellin was once a place with the highest level of violence. Now the South American city is an example of urban regeneration. One of its advantages - a well thought-out urban planning, where, thanks to the gondola lift and escalators can make hours-long trip for just a few minutes.
In Cape Town (South Africa), you can easily do without fossil fuels by installing solar water heaters available for the citizens.
The authorities of Vancouver (Canada) set out to make his city the most green and clean in 2020, which has already led to a reduction of water consumption by 20%. Plus, 41% of people go on foot or use bicycles.
In Santiago (Chile), the level of corruption is lower than in any other city in South America. More government is heavily involved in the initiative called "Start-Up Chile". This is a state program that is designed to attract young and ambitious entrepreneurs from around the world, making Chile the most favorable state for business development.
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) especially impresses with its innovative architecture, such as a 160-story skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world.
In 2010, Tokyo (Japan) launched the world's first greenhouse gas emissions trading system, which helped to attract 1 100 companies that participated in this project.
The authorities in Munich (Germany) plans to invest 9 billion euros by 2025 to supply renewable electricity to 1 million customers.
Seoul (South Korea) has made a breakthrough, becoming one of the "smartest" cities in the world. For example, 25 thousand taxis in the city are provided with a satellite navigation system, which makes it possible to obtain information on real-time conditions on the roads.