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Tuesday, June 14 2022 - 15:00
Arcadis: Prosperity beyond profit identified as key trend among sustainable cities
AMSTERDAM, June 14, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Arcadis today released its 2022 Sustainable Cities Index (SCI), which evaluates 
prosperity in 100 global cities. Oslo led the index, followed by many European 
cities. Tokyo, Seattle and San Francisco were also among the top ten.

The SCI ranks cities on three pillars of sustainability: planet, people, and 
profit. Comprising 26 indicators and 51 metrics, together the pillars signal 
overall prosperity and reflect the intertwined services and outcomes cities 
need to consider in pursuing sustainability goals. The research also highlights 
strengths and opportunities of select cities.

While the top ten had the highest combined scores, no city ranked in the top 
ten across all three pillars. This indicates that excellence in one category 
alone is not enough for long-term prosperity. As cities race to meet Paris 
Agreement commitments by 2030, placing equal value on each pillar will yield 
the greatest results.

"Every city is unique with its own blend of strengths and weaknesses," said 
Arcadis Global Cities Director, John Batten. "There is no single solution that 
can propel a city to be sustainable. Having a chief sustainability officer and 
an electric vehicle charging network helps, but there are other interconnected 
challenges, such as housing affordability and income equality, that cities need 
to address to make lasting progress."

The 2022 edition marks Arcadis's 5th SCI and takes a holistic view of 
sustainability to highlight the evolving challenges facing cities. The cities 
included were chosen to provide an overview of the world's urban environment, 
geographical coverage, economic variety, future growth expectations and 
sustainability challenges. Indicators were evaluated by Arcadis experts, and 
metrics were selected based on information available across all cities and 
source credibility.

The full report can be found here [ 
Top 10 Sustainable Cities: 

1.  Oslo
2.  Stockholm
3.  Tokyo
4.  Copenhagen
5.  Berlin
6.  London
7.  Seattle
8.  Paris
9.  San Francisco
10.  Amsterdam

Arcadis is the leading global design & consultancy organization for natural and 
built assets. We maximize impact for our clients and the communities they serve 
by providing effective solutions through sustainable outcomes, focus and scale, 
and digitalization. We are 29,000 people, active in over 70 countries that 
generate €3.4 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and 
expertise to improve quality of life in cities around the world.

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Source: Arcadis