In a world where we are beginning to understand that sustainability means ultimate survival, the way our cities support their inhabitants and interact with the environment has drawn a lot of attention as we seek a blueprint for the future. Every year, Arcadis, a global consultancy firm, rates the world’s cities for sustainability. It looks at how cities support people, planet, and profit and highlights the achievements and challenges we confront in the quest for urban sustainability.
London, Stockholm, Edinburgh, Singapore, Vienna: The Top Five
This year’s Arcadis top-five ranking is essentially a reshuffle of 2015’s or 2016’s ranking with the exception of Zurich which loses its top spot while Edinburgh edges its way into the upper rankings.