Stockholm places third in Sustainable City Index

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 and offer an indicative picture of the health and wealth of cities for the present and the future.

Zurich leads the overall ranking and tops the planet sub-index. But, while it scores highly in profit, it reveals its split personality by appearing in 27th place for people.

Well-established European cities dominate the top of the ranking, making up 13 of the 15 leading places. Stockholm was placed at number three on the Index.

Sustainable Cities Index 2016