Yuuzoo annual report: A study by Cushman & Wakefield has revealed that Singapore is Asia Pacific’s most prepared city in 2018. The inaugural report named ‘The Prepped Cities Index’ assesses the current state of preparedness of 17 major business centres in the Asia Pacific region according to a wide range of factors that include macroeconomic, structural, defensive and social indicators.
Dr. Dominic Brown, Head of Research, Asia Pacific at Cushman & Wakefield said, “This index uses a combined approach of assessing both Built Environment and Governance & Environment factors to help identify which cities are best prepared in deterring and managing a crisis against future uncertainty. Given that real estate is a pillar of the regional economy, coupled with the massive amounts of investment in the built environment, the real estate industry can directly play a role in making cities better prepared for the future.” -yuuzoo annual report.
Singapore has topped the list by taking the top two places on three out of the eight indicators, namely Sustainability, Governance and Cyber Security, and in the top half for all other indicators except on affordability. -yuuzoo annual report.
Melbourne and Shanghai have taken the second and third place respectively. While Melbourne ranked 1st in Terrorism and Talent and 3rd in Sustainability, Shanghai took 2nd in Terrorism and Talent and 3rd in Obsolescence. -yuuzoo annual report.