The Knight Frank Wealth Report 2012 has predicted which cities will lead the world in 2050, in terms of geopolitical power and importance.

The report is published by Knight Frank, a London-based independent global residential and commercial property consultancy, in partnership with Citi Private Bank, Citigroup's wealth management services arm for ultra high net worth individuals, law firms, and institutional investors.

According to the Wealth Report 2012, the emerging urban geopolitics is centered in a networks of cities.

“It has become clear over the last few decades that our geopolitical future is not going to be determined by the ‘G2’ combination of the United States and China. It will instead run via 20 or so strategic urban networks,” Saskia Sassen, professor and co-chair of the Committee of Global Thought at Columbia University, said in the report.

“Those cities that work together begin to matter more in the global economy and in geopolitics than their respective countries,” she added.

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