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Sustainable cities and communities

Our Goal!

  • Ensure everyone has access to adequate, safe, affordable housing and basic services, and upgrade slums.
  • Provide safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transportation systems for all, improve road safety.
  • Strengthen efforts to protect and preserve the world's cultural and natural heritage.
  • Significant reduction in the number of deaths and the number of those affected by natural disasters.
  • Providing universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, the elderly and the disabled.
  • Support for less developed countries, through financial and technical assistance, for the construction of sustainable and durable buildings using local materials.

Objective 11 seeks to: By 2030

Some cities around the world are extremely sustainable, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Global Reporting 2017.


For the ranking result, the EIU evaluated 140 cities based on 30 factors in five categories: Stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

The 10 most sustainable cities in the world

#5 Calgary

Overall viability score: 96.6/100

Monthly expenses

Rent: 950.23 $

Fixed costs: 144.69 $

Shipping costs: 81.75 $

Coffee: 3.49 $

#7 Perth

Overall viability score: 95.9/100

Monthly expenses

Rent: 1306.38 $

Fixed costs: 134.93 $

Shipping costs: 103.55 $

Coffee: 3.43 $

#9 Helsinki

Overall viability score: 95.6/100

Monthly expenses

Rent: 1138.95 $

Fixed costs: 162.95 $

Shipping costs: 65.11 $

Coffee: 4.31 $

#2 Vienna

Overall viability score: 97.4/100

Monthly expenses

Rent: 939.58 $

Fixed costs: 205.89 $

Shipping costs: 53.56 $

Coffee: 3.71 $

#8 Auckland

Overall viability score: 95.7/100

Monthly expenses

Rent: 1252.57 $

Fixed costs: 134.80 $

Shipping costs: 146.12 $

Coffee: 3.29 $

#1 Melbourne

Overall viability score: 97.5/100

Monthly expenses

Rent: 1377.04 $

Fixed costs: 160.85 $

Shipping costs: 115.12 $

Coffee: 3.15$


#3 Vancouver

Overall viability score: 97.3/100

Monthly expenses

Rent: 1443.39 $

Fixed costs: 64.54 $

Shipping costs: 75.28 $

Coffee: 3.32 $

#10 Hamburg

Overall viability score: 95/100

Monthly expenses

Rent: 895.52 $

Fixed costs: 267.17 $

Shipping costs: 98.20 $

Coffee: 3.40 $

#6 Adelaide

Overall viability score: 96.6/100

Monthly expenses

Rent: 1237.29 $

Fixed costs: 225.21 $

Shipping costs: 96.38 $

Coffee: 3.29 $

#4 Toronto

Overall viability score: 97.2/100

Monthly expenses

Rent: 1345.47 $

Fixed costs: 103.47 $

Shipping costs: 117.36 $

Coffee: 3.16 $

Examples from sustainable cities

  • An algae Carbon Sink that purifies the air and produces energy.
  • Urban greening with Smart Pillars.
  • Green wall systems made of natural fibres.

Green Solutions

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