DUBAI NAMED THE MOST SUSTAINABLE CITY IN GCC
Dubai might rank 33rd out of 50 of the world’s most sustainable cities, but it has been named 1st in the Middle East. Consultancy Arcadis’ Sustainable Cities Index compiled a list of the world’s most sustainable cities by taking their environmental progress, viability as a place to live and financial stability into consideration. Sitting comfortably at 1st place is Frankfurt, with London not far behind in the runner-up spot. According to Construction Week Online, Arcadis said, “Frankfurt’s high ranking in the Sustainable Cities Index may come as a surprise, however, the self-proclaimed ‘Green City Frankfurt’ has a long track record of proactively taking action to improve its sustainability.” 20 different indicators are taken into account when putting the index together, including greenspace, income inequality and ease of doing business.
Abu Dhabi is sitting at 34th place with Doha at 41st, Jeddah at 43rd and Riyadh at 44th.