What makes a world class city?

» Posted on Jan 12, 2012 in Blog, Chapter II: Society + Identity

Do you live in a world class city? How do you know?

This is one of the areas we explore in the book, when coming to terms with what it means to be an Olympic host city. Over the years, various authors have tried to define what makes a city world class, from its economy, creative industries, cultural offer, general welfare, meeting international human rights and environmental standards, or even having won the rights to host events like the Olympic Games.

here are two very different ways of articulating what may count as world-class city status and how one may achieve this status. They are both about India, but provide very different articulations of the ambitions cities may have in reaching world class status.


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