Global Sustainable Centers: 20 cities for 2020
Nice catchy title of 20 cities showing a possible future of sustainable, pleasant, economically productive high density living (what a mouthful!) by 2020. It’s done by Ethisphere, a thinktank based in NY.
I would just want to layer the thinking of sustainable cities with the F.E.W or Food-Energy-Water equation. I think cities that are able to secure reasonably priced F.E.W. resources and that are also sustainable, growth oriented etc will win in a spiky world. While the lessons of cities gone horribly wrong have been around for all to see and learn, not every city will. Governance is in short supply. Planning for the long term is in short supply.