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The Green City Index 2011

Siemens & Economist Intelligence Unit
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The Green City Index has measured the environmental performance in eight categories of 120 cities worldwide. Faced with different challenges, the index shows that each city and each region has its unique set of strengths and weaknesses. To share insights from these studies, this summary report provides key findings from each region, an analysis of the best performing cities, a number of interesting comparisons between the continents, as well as seven key lessons on how to become a greener city, which are: 

  • Good Governance
  • Holistic Approach
  • Importance of Wealth
  • Civic Engagement
  • Role of Technology
  • Green and Brown Agenda
  • Informal Settlements