10 Traits of 'Globally Fluent' Cities

City leaders are constantly told technology is making the world smaller, and they need to make sure their city competes on a world stage, but how? Here are 10 traits cities must have in order to be "globally fluent."

"The Brookings Institution and the think tank Centre for London published the 58-page international version of the report 'The Ten Traits of Globally Fluent Metro Areas.' This builds on a US-focused version published in June and is part of the five-year Global Cities Initiative between the Brookings Institution and JP Morgan Chase. The initiative launched in March 2012 to help US cities compete globally."

"The latest report lists 10 traits that the authors say will enable cities to succeed in global markets, manage the negative impacts of globalization, and build a strong economic future," writes Rich Heap.

Based on that report, here are 10 traits - with examples - that cities need in order to be "globally fluent."

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