The new normal is old news. The 2013 Hub Culture Zeitgeist Ranking arrives with tectonic shifts in our 7th annual ranking, showcasing a range of trends bubbling to the surface in the global economy. Hubs in Brazil and China have dominated in recent years, but are facing headwinds as perspectives shift around power, future influence and value for money. At the same time, old power centers like London, Hong Kong and New York are demonstrating resilience that should not be ignored, just as new cities are working hard to capture the limelight.
This year’s top spot goes to London, which is still riding high following last year’s successful Olympics. The London dip (or crash) that many predicted post Olympics has not materialized, as Europe’s unofficial capital works hard to leverage all that investment to its long term advantage.Follow @arquitectonico