06 de February 2015

“Cities in Motion” Ranking

“Cities in Motion” Ranking

The Cities in Motion ranking is conducted by the Center for Globalization Strategy of the University of Navarra IESE Business School. To establish this ranking, 148 cities worldwide were evaluated for their “intelligence” in relation to sustainability and the quality of life that they offer. The cities in this sample were chosen based on population size, as well as their economic, political, and cultural value to their country. In the case of Colombia, Bogota, Cali, and Medellín were chosen.

This ranking evaluates 10 dimensions for each city:

·       Economy

·       Human capital

·       International projection

·       Transportation and mobility

·       Environment

·       Technology

·       Urban planning

·       Public management

·       Governance

·       Social cohesion

Once these dimensions are analyzed, a score of 0 to 100 (100 being the highest possible score) is assigned and is used to construct a final ranking that classifies each city into one of the four performance ranges:


·       High performance: score higher than 90

·       Relatively high performance: score between 60 and 90

·       Medium performance: score between 45 and 60

·       Low performance: lower than 45


In 2015, London was once again ranked the most intelligent city in the world, with a score of 100, followed by New York (92.24) and Seoul (88.47). Bogota was ranked the fifth most intelligent city in Latin America (55.03) and ranked only below Santiago, Buenos Aires, Monterrey, and Mexico City. Although Bogota ranked 97th against other cities of the world, our country’s capital was Latin America’s most improved city, having moved up 10 places in the ranking compared with last year.

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Source: 2015 Cities in Motion Ranking

*Score from 0 to 100, where 100 is the highest possible score.

Note: the number in parentheses indicates where this city ranks among the sample of 148 cities.

Bogota’s notable progress can be mainly explained by the city’s performance in two specific dimensions, which also have been recognized by other studies: the economy and international projection. Although the city is far from positioning itself as an innovator at a global level in these two areas, the Colombian capital is prominent in comparison with other important Latin American cities.

In the economic dimension, which contains important aspects that promote the economic development of the territory (plans for promoting the local economy, transition plans, strategic industrial plans, creation of clusters, innovation, and entrepreneurial initiatives), Bogota ranked 68th worldwide and 5th in Latin America. It stood out as one of the strongest and most stable economies in the region.

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Source: 2015 Cities in Motion Ranking

*Ranking among 148 cities worldwide.

Finally, Bogota ranked 6th among Latin American cities for international projection, which means that the city is prominent at a regional level for its tourism characteristics and the possibilities it offers for conducting international events. Regarding this matter, it is important to note that in this dimension, Bogota is only surpassed by traditionally prominent Latin American cities for their international recognition. This indicates that the capital has begun to enter into the international mindset as a new city destination for world-class tourism, business, and investment.

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Source: 2015 Cities in Motion Ranking

*Ranking among 148 cities worldwide.