Milwaukee included on list of ‘world’s best cities’

Ranked as 96th, Chicago ranked as 7th

Downtown Milwaukee

Milwaukee narrowly made the cut on a list of the best cities in the worldРat least by the standards of Vancouver-based Resonance Consultancy Ltd.

Downtown Milwaukee
Credit: Maredithe Meyer

The real estate, tourism and economic development consulting firm recently published its annual “World’s Best Cities Report,” which placed Milwaukee as 96th out of the 100 large-size cities it analyzed. It ranks near Detroit and Sacramento as 94th and 95th, and Kansas City and Tampa as numbers 97 and 98.

As a “ranking of global place equity,” the list reflects how attractive each city is to employees, employers and tourists,¬†Resonance said.

Findings are based on data from digital platforms such as TripAdvisor and Instagram to measure a city’s “experiential quality and performance,” according to the report.

“As our research with partners such as Ipsos has shown, these experiential factors are now some of the most important in shaping opinions about the desirability of cities as places to live, visit and do business.”

To rank each city, Resonance used metrics based on the city’s number of online references, perception of environmental quality, major attractions and infrastructure, economic development, population diversity, and arts, culture and entertainment scenes.

Thirty-five U.S. cities secured spots in the 2019 ranking, with three of them, including Chicago, in the top 10. The full list includes:

1. London

2. Paris

3. New York

4. Tokyo

5. Barcelona

6. Moscow

7. Chicago

8. Singapore

9. Dubai

10. San Francisco

11. Madrid

12. Amsterdam

13. Los Angeles

14. Rome

15. Boston

16. San Jose

17. Toronto

18. Washington

19. Zurich

20. Hong Kong

21. Beijing

22. Berlin

23. Sydney

24. Las Vegas

25. Frankfurt Germany

26. Miami

27. San Diego

28. Seoul

29. Prague

30. Munich

31. Houston

32. Milan

33. Dublin

34. Seattle

35. Dallas

36. Istanbul

37. Vancouver

38. Melbourne

39. Vienna

40. Abu Dhabi

41. Calgary

42. Brussels

43. Denver

44. Doha

45. Oslo

46. Orlando

47. Austin

48. Stockholm

49. Montreal

50. Philadelphia

51. Brisbane

52. Atlanta

53. Copenhagen

54. Saint Petersburg

55. Perth

56. Minneapolis

57. Lisbon

58. Venice

59. Portland

60. Hamburg

61. Tel Aviv

62. Lyon

63. Florence

64. Stuttgart

65. Luxembourg

66. Edmonton

67. Osaka

68. Auckland

69. Ottawa

70. Budapest

71. Helsinki

72. Athens

73. Cologne

74. Bangkok

75. Charlotte

76. Phoenix

77. New Orleans

78. Baltimore

79. Valencia

80. Manchester

81. Nashville

82. Salt Lake City

83. Dusseldorf

84. Sao Paulo

85. Rio de Janeiro

86. Raleigh

87. Warsaw

88. Marseille

89. San Antonio

90. Birmingham

91. Columbus

92. Shanghai

93. St. Louis

94. Detroit

95. Sacramento

96. Milwaukee

97. Kansas City

98. Tampa

99. Nuremberg

100. Bristol

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Maredithe Meyer
Maredithe Meyer started as an intern reporter at BizTimes in summer 2015. She currently covers entertainment, sports, tourism and restaurants. In May 2017, she graduated with a journalism degree from Marquette University where she worked as an in-depth projects reporter for the Marquette Wire and Marquette Tribune.