For India’s cities, a 3Ts approach would mean enhancing the talent of its residents in order to develop the businesses and industries of tomorrow; investing in the infrastructure required to mobilize more innovation and economic growth; and recognizing the importance of openness and diversity in growing economic advantage. The report measures the capacity of Indian cities, which can act as a guide to foster creativity-based economic development strategies.
The report applies the Creative Capital Theory and the 3Ts of economic development to the context of Indian cities. This approach provides an innovative framework to map a city’s creative economic performance. The report focuses on the 50 most competitive Indian cities as determined by the recent India City Competitiveness Report, 2016.