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30 cities changing the global economy

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Quartz thinks a lot about cities—how they affect our daily lives, the role they play in the global economy, and what we can do to make them better.

Some cities, though, are indicators of where the world is headed. We’ve compiled 30 of them that showcase the industries, policies, and trends that will shape the world in the future.

This is not intended to be an exhaustive ranking conducted with a singular methodology, but rather a different framework to consider the cities that are having an outsized influence on the global economy.

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