“Startup Cities” are entrepreneurial ventures to build and manage cities. In contrast to government municipalities that are run by elected officials, startup cities are private and for-profit. Their purpose is, like other startups, to offer products that beat the competition while introducing something new to consumers. But in this case the “product” is the city itself.
All Startup Cities ranked below are ones that Scott Beyer has visited on his 1.5-year tour of the Global South. The ranking is based on which of them seem to be the best cities to invest in.
Experiments with unique living arrangement
Strives to look, feel urban
Some level of autonomy from host government
14 metrics we use to rank investment quality of Startup Cities
Businesses and population
Lifestyle and amenities
Quality of management
Miscellany & X factors
Scott Beyer is an urban affairs analyst and investor interested in an urban privatization model that's come to be called "startup cities." He's taking a 1.5-year trip through the Global South - spending a half year each in Latin America, Africa and Asia - to focus on this emerging real estate genre. All cities ranked on this page are ones that he has visited. If interested in learning more, contact him at email@example.com