global: hub culture's 2009 zeitgeist rankings

the worldwide knowledge-mobilization mavens at hub culture have announced their 2009 zeitgeist rankings, their annual breakdown of cities that represent the pinnacle of fully-realized urban potential or, at the very least, those cities that are getting there. this year's list features an unsurprising location in it's top slot, if you've been following american politics, along with several other stalwarts and surprises. the real value in these rankings is the thoughtful reasoning presented along with the list that delineates exactly why each city earned its slot. in a world that continues to flesh out its interconnectivity, the 2009 zeitgeist ranking is source material that you cannot pass by.