Bengaluru has outranked many global cities like London and Boston and has been rated the world's most dynamic city in the annual Jones Lang LaSalle City Momentum Index (CMI), a report by TNIE states.
Apart from India, cities from China, Vietnam and the US dominate the list of countries with most dynamic cities. Among Indian cities, Hyderabad ranks five, Pune ranks 13, Chennai ranks 17 and surprisingly Mumbai and Delhi ranked only 25 and 23 respectively.
The report states that urban experts are unanimous in their view that Bengaluru has the ability to embrace technological change and absorb population growth. They say the city will continue to be dynamic, provided the government fixes infrastructural constraints like traffic snarls.
Bengaluru is home to innumerable start-ups as well as techno giants. Architect Naresh V Narasimhan said that the city has a dynamic start-up culture and an active citizens’ voice. However, the if the government does not fix it by introducing mass public transport systems, by next year it will be the most static city in the world, the report adds.
Brand domain specialist and Chief Operating Officer of Zip Telecom Ltd, Harish Bijoor, feels the credit must go to the education ecosystem as well, the report states.
“We have to applaud the education ecosystem which was laid 25 years ago, the benefits of which we are reaping now. Bengaluru is cutting edge, be it technology or work attitude. The survey does not surprise me at all. The old image of Bengaluru where there was the concept of end-to-end services has come to an end. Everything is IOT (Internet of Things) now,” he told TNIE.