The global urban competitiveness report 2017-2018: house prices, changing the city world

The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the National Academy of Economic Strategy (NAES) of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) have jointly released a report on cities’ competitiveness around the world, focusing on the relationship between housing and urban competitiveness. Titled ‘The Global Urban Competitiveness Report 2017-2018: House Prices, Changing the City World,’ the report assesses urban competitiveness of 1,038 cities on a global scale by compiling their competitiveness indices and case studies for selected cities or city groups, such as the Silicon Valley, Guangdong and Madrid. It also examines the relationship between housing prices and urbanization, covering more than 11 cities worldwide.