There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Foreign Policy magazine’s September/October issue is all about urbanity, specifically global cities (as distinct from megacities, as Saskia Sassen explains). Using metrics including GDP, cultural attractions, political engagement, and the number of international residents, businesses, news outlets, and schools, FP ranked the top 65 most international cities. D.C. comes in a respectable 13, after Brussels and San Francisco.
The best part is the amazing photo essay, featuring that emblem of internationalism, Segways, on the Pennsylvania Avenue bike lanes.