UK Sustainable Cities Index 2016

The Sustainable Cities Index explores the three demands of People, Planet and Profit to develop an indicative ranking of 100 of the world's leading cities.




UK Sustainable Cities Index 2016

Further investment in transport infrastructure and connectivity as part of the government’s National Infrastructure Plan would improve mobility, reduce journey times and boost employment. However, in an era or devolved power, civic leaders also need to do more to push their own regional agendas. Positive steps are being made. Manchester has begun to reap the benefits of long-term economic planning and increased business rate retention, whilst the commitment of HSBC and Jaguar Land Rover to Birmingham will boost the economy and raise the city’s profile with investors. However, Leeds needs to do more to put itself in the shop window. The authorities of all three cities have to do more to turn investment into high quality employment. Download the 2016 report or dive into the findings below.
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01
Zurich
74.6%
02
Singapore
74.1%
03
Stockholm
73.9%
04
Vienna
73.4%
05
London
73.2%
06
Frankfurt
70.6%
07
Seoul
69.6%
08
Hamburg
69.2%
Comparing cities

Quality of life

The People sub-index rates health (life expectancy and obesity), education (literacy and universities), income inequality, work-life balance, the dependency ratio, crime, green space within cities and housing and living costs. These indicators can be broadly thought of as capturing “quality of life”.

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Green factors

The Planet sub-index ranks cities on energy consumption and renewable energy share, recycling and composting rates, greenhouse gas emissions, natural catastrophe risk, drinking water, sanitation and air pollution. These indicators can broadly be thought of as capturing “green factors”. 

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Economic Health

The Profit sub-index examines performance from a business perspective, combining measures of transport infrastructure (rail, air and traffic congestion), ease of doing business, tourism, GDP per capita, the city’s importance in global economic networks, connectivity in terms of mobile and broadband access and employment rates.  These indicators can broadly be thought of as capturing “economic health”.

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