Havering contains more green space than any other London borough with 59.3%of its total area classified as “green”. In contrast, the City of London hast just 4.8% of its area classified as green. This compares to a London-wide average of 38.3%. A sizeable gap, however, exists between Inner London (2.17%) and Outer London (42.5%).
With regard to domestic gardens, Harrow has the highest borough ratio compared to overall space (34.7%) while the City is again in bottom place with just 0.1% of its space taken up by domestic gardens. The London-wide average is 23.8%, although the gap between Inner London (19.5%) and Outer London (25.0%) is much narrower.
Management consultancy firm AT Kearney’s 2014 Global Cities Index ranks London in second place after New York. London scores particularly well in the categories of business activity, human capital and cultural experience. Forward looking analysis from Citigroup and the Economist last year additionally predicted that London will retain its top two position until at least 2025.
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