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(With a strengthening healthcare system, Beijing may be the likeliest of all.) One caveat, however, is that as China improves its small-particle pollution reporting, the outlook for Chinese cities could be impacted.

Indian cities are also in the high-potential quadrant, but they show a more balanced positioning of strengths and vulnerabilities.

On the other hand, no German city has ever been ranked among the top 10 global cities.

In the last few decades, integrated multimodal systems have evolved from systems with only infrastructure integration to systems incorporating the multiple aspects of integration, including service, information, and payment integration. The table below highlights some of the key cities in the developed world that have achieved integration across various modes of mass transport.

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Rivers allowing for productive agriculture were the key factor in the settling of cities

In this model, Germany is an exception, in that Berlin (20), Frankfurt (23), and Munich (31) represent a network that should drive continued national success.

BRIC countries
Cities in the BRIC countries—Brazil, Russia, India, and China—are working their way to the top of the rankings at varying paces.