Top 780 Cities will have 60% of World economy in 2035 and Asian Cities pass USA and Europe combined

The top 780 Global Cities currently produce almost 60 percent of all world economic activity, and they will grow in importance as urbanization continues. By 2035, these cities will be home to almost half a billion additional people with GDP rising by $32 trillion.

By 2035, Asian cities will account for almost half of global city activity, overtaking the aggregate of European and North American cities in just over a decade.

The largest cities in terms of GDP in 2035 will still be New York, Tokyo, London and Los Angeles.

Paris is expected to drop out of the top 5, replaced by Shanghai, which will also be joined in the top 10 by three other rapidly growing Chinese cities: Beijing, Guangzhou and Tianjin.