The company recognized worldwide as a leader in design, engineering and project consulting, recently released its 2016 Sustainable Cities Index, which analyzes the most economically sustainable cities in the world. When drawing up the ranking took into account several factors: transport infrastructure, ease to mount businesses and do business, tourism, income , importance of the city for the world economy, mobile connectivity and Internet employment rate. Naturally, all are cities considered financial centers globally, prosperous and developed infrastructure level. The following fotogaleria we show the cities that make the top ten.
Economically sustainable cities
Singapore is the healthiest city in the world economically. However, the report says that “also faces an aging population will require more investment in social infrastructure.”
2. Hong Kong
Hong Kong has “a single infrastructure, a vibrant economy and a well-educated and talented people”, which makes the city an ideal place to do business. In addition, note that “despite being located in an area of typhoons, Hong Kong is a world leader in mitigating the risks associated with this weather phenomenon, which rarely affected by them.”
London remains an economic powerhouse, but Arcadis considers that, after the Brexit, the British capital “must show that its priorities as regards infrastructure have not changed.”
The wealth of the city have become the financial center of the UAE, but Arcadis warns that, despite everything, “Dubai has one of the levels of energy consumption, pollution and lack of more serious green spaces in the world “.
Swiss city that “has earned a strong reputation as a city that offers a very high quality of life combined with great concern for the environment. It is also home to some of the most important financial institutions globally “.
The Scottish city has one of the most prestigious universities in the world and also acts as one of the most important financial centers in the UK. Without going any further, it hosts the headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland.
The per capita income of the inhabitants of Prague is more than double that of the rest of the Czech Republic. It is also one of the richest regions of the European Union.
8. New York
New York that “dynamic culture continues to attract millions of people each year, while center exerts political and trade internationally”. However, he warns that the city urgently needs to improve its deteriorating transportation infrastructure and accommodate the large number of migrants.
The City of Light is known for its enviable balance between life and work, which does not prevent him being the greatest economic power in the country and one of the largest in the continent.
The city not only is the cultural, media, political and economic center of Sweden, but according to the report , is also one of the global leaders in what refers to environmental sustainability.