Arcadis Global Sustainable Cities Index places Prague among the top 10 most sustainable cities of the world. The 2016 Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index ranks 100 global cities on three dimensions of sustainability: People, Planet and Profit. These represent social, environmental and economic sustainability to offer an indicative picture of the health and wealth of cities for the present and the future.
Prague ranks 6th in the People sub-index, 31st in the Planet sub-index, and 7th in the Profit sub-index. Also, Prague ranks 32nd by median age in years.
Well-established European cities dominate the top of the overall ranking making up 16 of the top 20 positions. They are joined by the advanced Asian cities of Singapore (in second place), Seoul (7th) and Hong Kong (16th) as well as Australia’s capital, Canberra (18th). Cities around the world are living at extremes, not balancing these pillars of sustainability. While taking the lead in some areas, cities often sit lower in one area of sustainability.
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19th January 2019