Is There a Capital of the World?

Intelligent Life magazine asks what city would be the capital of the world.

"Intelligent Life has subjected the contenders to a scoring system that rates them on five attributes (see table below). These are: power and influence (mostly political); income and wealth; educational standards (universities and graduates); cultural life (theatre, publishing, an art scene) and global connections (foreign residents, airports, tourists, foreign languages taught at school, phone calls, internet connections and so on). We have tried to make the scores impartial but some, such as those for power and culture, are inevitably subjective."

Based on this ranking, London comes in first as the world capital, with New York trailing as a close second.

Full Story: WHAT'S THE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD?

Comments

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $16.95 a month
poster

A Short History of America

From comic book artist Robert Crumb, poster shows how the built environment has changed throughout the decades.
$14.95