SRINAGAR AMONG 100 FASTEST GROWING CITIES IN WORLD

Ranking By London-Based Urban Affairs Think-Tank On Assumed Growth Rate Between 2006-2020

M HYDERI

Srinagar, Nov 17: The historic Srinagar city is among the 100 fastest growing urban centers worldwide, according to the findings of a latest survey released by a global think-tank on urban affairs.
There are 37 Indian cities in the list of 300 fastest growing urban centers in the world, compiled by the London-based City Mayors Foundation, after taking into consideration various indicators of growth.
While Srinagar figures at 92nd place in the global ranking of the 300 fastest growing cities, among the 37 Indian cities its grading is 23rd, far ahead of metropolitan cities Mumbai, with global ranking of 108th, Hyderabad with 115th and Chennai with 175th, which have already started reaching saturation levels in growth.
The ranking, according to the Foundation, was accorded after assumed annual growth rates for cities and urban areas between 2006 and 2020. “The assumptions are based on past growth/decline and forecasts for economic growth by international and national statistics organizations,” it says.
While, according to the survey, Beihai in China is the fastest growing city in the world, with an annual growth rate of 10.58 percent, Milwaukee in USA falls at the bottom (300th place) of the list with a growth rate of 1.35. Ghaziabad in UP, with an annual growth rate of 5.20 is the world’s second fastest growing city.
According to the survey, with the speedy growth in population and economic activity, the focus is now shifting from the big metropolitan cities to the smaller cities where the cost of living is much lower and the quality of life far better.
Also with small cities offering better infrastructure, better work-life balance and lucrative jobs, the boom is evident. Although there’s still some way to go for smaller cities to be counted amongst the best, they have already caught up with (in some case even beaten), the bigger ones in terms of fast-paced development and urbanization, says the study.
The 100 fastest growing cities (1 to 100 in the ranking), as per the survey include, Beihai (China), Ghaziabad (India), Sana’a (Yemen), Surat (India), Kabul (Afghanistan), Bamako (Mali), Lagos (Nigeria), Faridabad (India), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Chittagong (Bangladesh), Toluca (Mexico), Lubumbashi (Congo), Kampala (Uganda), Santa Cruz (Bolivia), Luanda (Angola), Nashik (India), Kinshasa (Congo), Nairobi (Kenya), Dhaka (Bangladesh),  Antananarivo (Madagascar), Patna (India), Rajkot (India), Conakry (Guinea), Jaipur (India),  Maputo (Mozambique), Mogadishu (Somalia), Gujranwala (Pakistan), Delhi (India), Pune (India), Las Vegas (USA), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Indore (India), Faisalabad (Pakistan), Rawalpindi (Pakistan), Brazzaville (Congo), Peshawar (Pakistan), Khulna (Bangladesh), Suwon (Republic of Korea), Karachi (Pakistan), Asunción (Paraguay), Lahore (Pakistan), Asansol (India), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Dakar (Senegal), Multan (Pakistan), Valencia (Venezuela), Jakarta (Indonesia), Brasília (Brazil), Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Palembang (Indonesia), Jidda (Saudi Arabia), Accra (Ghana), Agra (India), Hyderabad (Pakistan), Bandung (Indonesia), Wenzhou (China),  East Rand (South Africa), Wuhan (China), Mosul (Iraq), Amritsar (India), Bursa (Turkey), Manaus (Brazil), Meerut (India), Yaoundé (Cameroon), Changsha (China), Belém (Brazil),  Bangalore (India), Heze (China), Tijuana (Mexico), Shantou (China), Maceió (Brazil), Algiers (Algeria), Ahmadabad (India), Lucknow ( India), Douala (Cameroon), Austin (USA), Bhopal ( India), Atlanta (USA), Ujung (Indonesia), Ludhiana (India), Managua (Nicaragua), Zhanjiang (China), Karaj (Iran), Jamshedpur (India), Makkah (Saudi Arabia), Vadodara (India), Davao (Philippines), Kanpur (India), Ciudad Juárez (Mexico), Tegucigalpa (Honduras), Shenzhen (China), Srinagar (India), Coimbatore (India), Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Yangon (Myanmar), Dhanbad (India), Rabat (Morocco), Aleppo (Syria), San José (Costa Rica) and Khartoum (Sudan).
The other Indian cities that figure in the global ranking between 101 and 300 include Mumbai (108th), Nagpur (114th), Hyderabad (115th), Jabalpur (121st), Visakhapatnam (122nd), Allahabad (130th), Vijayawada (159th), Kochi (164th), Kolkata (167th), Varanasi (174th), Chennai (175th) and Madurai (234th).

Lastupdate on : Thu, 17 Nov 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 17 Nov 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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