Worlds Top 10 Modern Cities

Over the years, there are multiple cities in this world who have proved themselves by levering technology to solve the complex problems and ensuring the residents stay out of trouble often. These are what people call ‘modern cities’ which have proved their worth through their inspiring technological advancements, careful city planning, sustainable architecture, and mind-blowing solutions. Let’s take a look at the world’s top ten modern cities.

Tokyo, Japan

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With sophisticated railways, monstrous screens, flashy lights, tall buildings, and technological advancements, Tokyo captures the first place on the top ten modern cities in the world. It is home to the largest tower, the Tokyo Skytree. It is also the gadget capital of the world. Yodobashi Ariba is a multi-storied gadget store in Japan that offers various video games, animes, and gadgets. One of the best-known engineering marvels of Tokyo is the Metropolitan Area expressway that runs in-between tall buildings. And the biggest technological advancement that Tokyo is known for is its wind-speed bullet trains that cut your travel time into half!

Did you know?

Tokyo has a hotel named Henn-na (meaning strange) that is staffed with robots.

Singapore City, Singapore


The city-state of Singapore is one of the greatest and modern cities to live in across the world. The tall-glass buildings, the greenery, and the technological advancements have transformed it into a beautiful city from its young origins. The modernity begins as soon as you descend at the Changi airport. Voted multiple times as the best airport in the world, the airport has nature trails, theatres, and massage centers that doesn’t make one unhappy about flight delays. The Marina Bay Sands, an architectural marvel, is perhaps the only building in the entire world from which you can see three different countries.

Did you know?

There is so much technological advancement in education that the NTU students get lessons through interactive videos instead of stilted lectures.

Tallinn, Estonia

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If technology is a city, Tallinn will be its capital. Tallinn is a highly technologically advanced modern city. The city is home to multiple tech start-ups and loves technology and the internet. Every school in Tallinn has internet, and the internet is a birth-right to people. The people of Tallinn can get their official documents, and even cast a vote from sitting at the comfort of their house. The citizens pay for bus passes through text messages. It is believed that the country has more mobile phones than residents.

Did you know?

This highly advanced city is home to Skype, the internet telecommunication app.

Helsinki, Finland


It is a generally known fact that the people of the Nordic countries are one of the happiest in the world. It is proven by the city of Helsinki. Another highly technologically advanced city, this modern city has the best education system in the world. The access to the internet is possible throughout the entire city with hotspots everywhere. It is a forward-thinking city and was one of the first cities to legalize same-sex marriage.

Did you know?

The tap water in Helsinki comes from mountain springs and is considered one of the best water in the world. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of its regular customers.

Bangalore, India


Bangalore is called the ‘Silicon Valley’ of India. It is home to multiple Indian unicorn start-ups such as Flipkart, Byju’s, etc., and is a resource for every western company because of the tech talent and the cheap labor. It has multiple companies such as Intel, Dell, Microsoft, Google, etc. In order to curb the traffic, the city launched its own metro network to move around the city within minutes. It boasts of one of the best educational institutions with students coming from across the world.

Did you know?

The Mars mission by India, Mangalyaan, was developed by ISRO which is situated in Bangalore.

Shanghai, Chinashanghai

Shanghai is one of the most important ports in the Far East and is located in a strategic location. The skyscrapers are the result of its economic development over the years and it is considered to be one of the largest financial centers of the world. Although the population is high, the people are eco-conscious. The organic couture consists of chemical-free undyed baby clothes, bamboo evening gowns, and purses made of recycled billboard paper.

Did you know?

The city has the largest metro city in the world. The trains have the ability to clock a whopping 413 km/hr!

Seoul, South Korea


Who would have thought Seoul would become one of the modern, technologically advanced cities after the end of the Korean war? The city is a perfect example of ruins-to-riches. The urban planning that was done out of necessity is what architects and planners in African and Asian cities are learning about because of the rising population. Seoul is more famous for its entertainment like the K-Pop, Korean Dramas, etc.

Did you know?

In 2017, Seoul became the fourth largest metropolitan economy resulting from an economic boom called ‘Miracle of the Han river’. 

San Francisco, USA

San Francisco

The city of San Francisco is the birthplace of technology. The presence of ‘Silicon Valley’ is just enough to define this. San Francisco is home to the world’s leading start-ups and companies, including Uber, Google, etc. Beginning from the California Gold Rush in 1849, San Francisco has captured the attention of people. Innovation is a continuous process here. If you’re lucky, you might find a self-driving car on the road.

Did you know?

Because of the space restriction, people aren’t allowed to bury the dead within the city limits.

London, United Kingdom


The modernity of London can be explained in just one word: Underground. The London Underground/Tube is considered the world’s best railway system with careful planning. The largest city in Europe had seen innovation right from when Charles Babbage started creating his calculating machines. It is the destination for the highest foreign investment, which in turn, is creating more jobs.

Did you know?

In order to become a London black cab driver, one has to pass an exam called ‘The Knowledge’ which is the world’s toughest exam.

Amsterdam, Netherlands


Amsterdam is getting better at providing innovative solutions to people day-by-day. Right from the unique piece of art in the land that reduces the noise pollution from the airport, to the bike lane that produces energy, The Netherlands is making living sustainable.

Did you know?

The Netherlands is focused towards enhancing the health of the citizens and have asked companies to give bonuses to employees who come cycling to their work!

The innovation will continue to improve day-by-day. If you’re someone who loves clicking pictures in front of huge glass buildings or has a taste for technology, pack your bags, get-set, and roll.

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