The smart city as a common place for tourists and residents: A structural analysis of the determinants of urban attractiveness

João Romão, Karima Kourtit, Bart Neuts, Peter Nijkamp
  • Cities, November 2017, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2017.11.007

What attracts tourists and residents to a city?

Photo by Eleonora Albasi on Unsplash

Photo by Eleonora Albasi on Unsplash

What is it about?

We measure the performance of more than 40 cities globally distributed, using a a relevant set of indicators to asses their performance in terms of economic dynamics, creativity, livability (including social conditions and environmental aspects), connectivity and sustainable development. We identify how these different aspects determine the variations in the resident population and tourism demand.

Why is it important?

We provide a unique international analysis comprising a large number of global metropolitan areas and including a wide set of indicators to measure their performance. It can be inspiring for contemporary urban studies and policies.

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