The Global Sustainability Index (GDS) voted Sweden’s second biggest city, Gothenburg, as the most sustainable city in the world four times in a row. As a result, this city of only 600,000 inhabitants drew international attention. It didn’t take long for the world’s largest broadcast news organization, the BBC, to highlight Gothenburg as one of Europe’s greenest cities, for example.
Here are a few of the reasons that Gothenburg is now so cited when it comes to sustainability:
- The establishment of city Green Zones
- Social sustainability: affordable housing and low unemployment rates
- Changing the biggest port of the north to a ‘River City’
- A green destination for tourists
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