HCM City, Hanoi listed as emergers in Asia-Pacific

Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi have been listed as emergers in the Asia-Pacific region in the first Inclusive Cities Barometer recently released by Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate services firm.

Emergers are cities that are witnessing emerging pockets of progress aimed at addressing social and urban inclusivity for their citizens.

According to Cushman & Wakefield, Ho Chi Minh City stands out with its favourable levels of population density, high levels of health care access and affordable residential renting.

Meanwhile, Hanoi’s top 3 drivers include higher levels of gender equality, comparatively affordable housing and lower levels of transport costs.

The cities represented in the Barometer are at varying stages of their journey towards more inclusive and vibrant urban environments. Instead of ranking cities by performance, it measures their progress relative to these starting points, highlighting exemplary successes and providing actionable roadmap for improvement./.