A world survey measuring the liveability of 180 cities positioned Manila in 148th spot.
The 2017 Cities in Motion Index by the University of Navarra’s IESE Business School in Spain seeks to call the world’s “smartest” cities by ten standards.
These are governance, city planning, public administration, expertise, surroundings, worldwide impression, social cohesion, transportation, human capital and economic system.
Manila ranked 174th in transportation, 160th in governance, 147th in surroundings, 145th in city planning, 140th in social cohesion, 139th in human capital, 131st in economic system and 103rd in expertise.
More encouragingly, the Philippine capital garnered respectable leads to public administration (57th) and worldwide impression (68th).
Liveability throughout the area
Regionally, Manila lagged behind Singapore (22nd), Bangkok (86th), Kuala Lumpur (92nd) and Ho Chi Minh City (146th).
Seoul led the sphere within the Asia-Pacific area, adopted by Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taipei.
Globally, the highest three extra habitable cities had been New York, London and Paris. Also within the prime 10 had been Boston, San Francisco,Washington, Seoul, Tokyo, Berlin and Amsterdam.
A abstract of the report concluded: “So what might be discovered from the examine? First, there isn’t a single mannequin for success so the town technique needs to be tailored to every scenario.
“Secondly, the proper metropolis does not exist. Even these which can be positioned within the prime ranks have weaknesses. The overarching aim needs to be to develop city areas the place individuals can reside and perform their actions with the best alternative and chances of success, inside a habitable, artistic and socially accountable surroundings.
“Cities should work towards creating more attractive places and generating healthier, happier and more prosperous lives for all citizens.”
The Philippines and its cities have combined fortunes in terms of such surveys. Last month, for instance, we reported on a regulation and order survey that concluded the Philippines was safer than France, Italy and South Korea.
However, only a few months beforehand, we reported how the Philippines had tumbled down the worldwide tourism league as a consequence of security issues.