Rankings: Top 10 up-and-coming cities of 2011

Summary:The top 10 up-and-coming global cities, according to Citi Private Bank's 2011 Wealth Report.

The fourth Knight Frank Global Cities Survey was recently published by Citi Private Bank, designed to monitor "city-level power shifts" by assessing global markets for investment opportunities and influence on business leaders worldwide.

The survey offered a list of  the top 25 global cities of 2011 , but also offered a number of other rankings -- so many that we had to break them up into separate posts.

Below, the top 10 list of "hot," up-and-coming locations:

  • Maputo, Mozambique
  • Macau, China
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Suzhou, China
  • Ulan Bator, Mongolia
  • Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Doha, Qatar

The rankings comes from data from Citi's Wealth Report Attitudes Survey 2011, using responses from an online survey taken by 160 Citi Private Bank wealth advisers representing almost 5,000 ultra-high net worth individuals (average: $100 million) from 36 countries.

Respondents were asked to choose their top three cities in order of priority in each category. Cities were assigned three points for a top ranking, two for second, and one for third.

More from the 2011 Citi Wealth Report:

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

Topics: Innovation


Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. He is also the former editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation. He writes about business, technology and design now but used to cover finance, fashion and culture. He was an intern at Money, Men's Vogue, Popular Mechanics and the New York Daily Ne... Full Bio

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