Manila among world's least sustainable cities --report | Global News
Close  

Manila among world’s least sustainable cities –report

/ 09:55 AM November 02, 2018

Manila has made it to the list of the world’s least sustainable cities, a study from an Amsterdam-based design and consultancy firm showed.

In its 2018 Sustainable Cities Index (SCI) report released Thursday, Arcadis revealed that the Philippine capital was 95th out of 100 cities in overall sustainability.

ADVERTISEMENT

The study ranks the world’s cities based on three main factors of sustainability: people, planet and profit.

Manila ranked 93rd for the “people” factor, which refers to the cities’ social mobility and quality of opportunity and life.

FEATURED STORIES

For “planet” factor which describes the cities management of energy use, pollution and emissions, Manila settled for the 91st place.

Meanwhile, Manila was at 98th spot in terms of “profit” or the factor that assesses business environment and economic performance.

Topping the list as sustainable cities are London (1st), Stockholm (2nd) and Edinburgh (3rd).

For Asia, Singapore tops the list as the most sustainable city, followed by Hong Kong and Seoul. Manila, on the other hand, ranks 21st out of 23 Asian cities in the list.

In spite of the low ranking, the report noted “opportunities” for Manila to improve its sustainability and livability, thus categorizing it as one of the “evolutionary cities.”

“Evolutionary cities,” according to Arcadis, is a “very diverse group that includes rapidly growing cities in emerging markets as well as cities in developed economies that are changing rapidly in response to new circumstances.”

“A key challenge that Evolutionary Cities face is the level of disruption affecting cities that are at a turning point in their trajectory. This disruption might affect jobs, crime levels and even mobility choices. As a result, the citizen experience can be focused much more on the downside associated with the change,” the report said.  /muf

Subscribe to our global nation newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Air Pollution, Economy, Features, local news, London, Manila, nation, national news, Philippine news update, Singapore, sustainable cities
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our global news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.