[The Mori Memorial Foundation] Seoul Ranking 6th place comprehensively on the Global Power City Index (GPCI) 2016
Features of The Global Power City Index (GPCI)
1. As opposed to limiting the ranking to particular areas of research such as ��Finance�� and ��Livability, �� the GPCI focuses on a wide variety of functions in order to assess and rank the global potential and comprehensive power of a city.
2. 42 of the world��s leading cities were selected and their global comprehensive power evaluated based on the following viewpoints: six main functions representing city strength (Economy, Research and Development, Cultural Interaction, Livability, Environment, and Accessibility), and five global actors who lead the urban activities in their cities (Manager, Researcher, Artist, Visitor, and Resident), thus providing an all-encompassing view of the cities.
3. The GPCI reveals the strengths and weaknesses of each city and at the same time uncovers problems that need to be overcome.
4. This ranking has been produced with the involvement of the late Sir Peter Hall, a global authority in urban studies, as well as other academics in this field. It has been peer reviewed by third parties, all international experts from both the public and private sectors.