Shenzhen Took Top Spots in Urban Environment and Innovation Rankings
In all of the cities in China Shenzhen was ranked first place in urban environment and innovation. The title was based on a study made a Hong Kong think tank and China Institute of City Competitiveness that conducted a research on the competitiveness of Chinese cities and has been releasing its reports since 1998. This year’s ranking is based on research that was done by more than 100 scholars and experts on 34 provinces, municipalities and regions along with 358 cities above prefecture level.
Under the innovation category, researchers evaluated these cities based on their innovation in the fields of politics, science, economics, education and culture. Ranking are as of descending order from Shenzhen, Suzhou, Hefei, Tianjin and lastly Guangzhou. Under the environment category, researchers have evaluated this cities based on their urban planning, architecture, infrastructure, natural environment and civility. Shenzhen still ranked first followed by Hangzhou, Qingdao, Lhasa and Huizhou. In the other categories Shenzhen ranked sixth in competitiveness in science and technology.
For the scientific and technological competitiveness Beijing took the top spot which was followed by shanghai then Hong Kong. Shenzhen was seventh place in human resources and education competitiveness but didn’t appear on the top ten cities for good investment climate.
In the outstanding city politicians Shenzhen Mayor Xu Qin was ranked fifth and results was based on their performances which concerned urban planning, management, leadership and construction.