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Sustainable City Solutions [Infographic]

Sustainable City Solutions [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

A sustainable city is one designed to address social, environmental and economic impact through urban planning and city management. Many sustainable initiatives are achieved by building eco-friendly alternatives into city infrastructure, such as adopting walk and bike lanes. Regulations and fines can also achieve change: waste removal orders have proven to reduce landfill waste.

While finding ways to help the planet is essential to sustainability, reducing costs and creating a vibrant culture for citizens are equally important. Through planned infrastructure, public green spaces, smart waste removal and more, cities can leave behind a net zero footprint for a more sustainable world.

Cities who reduce their risk of climate effects and other naturally occurring disasters will see less property damage, insurance losses and even casualties, making sustainable city practices a necessity for long-term success.

To learn more about the characteristics of a sustainable city, check out the visual below.

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Which cities Recycle the most on Earth [Infographic]

Which cities Recycle the most on Earth [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

The Green City Index completed by Siemens – a global leader in engineering and technology services – provides a unique assessment, comparing cities in terms of their environmental performance as a whole. 30 individual indicators are measured touching a wide range of environmental areas, from waste management and greenhouse gas emissions to water consumption and public transport.

Though cities can be assessed on their own green efforts, it’s difficult to compile a definitively ranked list – as each cities faces it’s own issues while working towards their own goals. It is easy however to see which cities are putting in the effort and setting an example for others to follow.

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