IFC Director Richard Bellingham joined the panel of judges to assess entries to the fDi’s Global Cities of the Future 2021/2022 ranking produced by the Financial Times. Singapore again confirmed its top position ahead of London, Dubai and Amsterdam. The current global pandemic’s impact on cities of the future was a key feature of the judging. In making his judgement, Richard signalled that in future “cities need to think more clearly how the cities and the world will change. It is easy to think how we go back to normal, but there is going to be a new normal.”
Read more of Richard’s and the other judges’ assessment of the quality of the entries to the competition and their thoughts on what will make or break the cities of the future.