Seoul was named one of the best-run in the cities with other world cities such as London, New York, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong according to The Universe of City Indices 2017. Seoul was added to list to create the Big Seven. Seoul established itself as the city of the future by equipping itself with modern infrastructure of the 21st century with its digital connectivity. The geopolitical tensions on the Korean peninsula are some challenges Seoul faces and its low transparency.
All these cities have one thing in common. They are innovative, smart, and attract businesses and investment.
The ranking is compiled according to analysis of 44 indices that score, benchmark and rank cities on almost every aspect of urban life.