People can be successful as human beings while still living with limited and finite resources. That includes quality education, financial wealth and community projects, but they must be accompanied by an inclusive vision of social progress. That idea is what the fifth edition of the Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index is based on: which cities have the most thriving urban landscape while putting the planet first? Do these cities also provide their citizens with opportunities and inclusivity?
In order to incorporate that approach, Arcadis’s overall ranking is based on three elements:
• Planet (environmental)
• People (social)