100 World Cities Ranked for Urban Sustainability
As more and more of the world’s population moves into urban areas, the sustainability of such rapidly growing human environments is becoming an increasingly significant issue. Arcadis, a global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, has published a Sustainable Cities Index that ranks the performance of cities around the world. It explores three pillars of sustainability – social (people), environmental (planet) and economic (profit), using 32 indicators to arrive at a ranking for 100 of the world’s leading cities. Of the top 20 cities, 16 were European; that weighting is clearly a result of EU mandates, relative wealth, and a social consensus that sustainability is—and will be—vitally important to urban life. You can see and compare here.
John Howell, Editorial Director
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