The 10 emerging sustainable cities to watch in 2012

The 10 emerging sustainable cities to watch in 2012

When green, sustainable or resilient cities come to mind, the usual suspects crop up: Portland, Amsterdam, San Francisco and even high-tech Abu Dhabi score plenty of attention. As more cities push their green agenda the way they promote business opportunities or local tourism, some cities are way ahead of others. Mayors now try to jockey themselves to the front of the sustainability beauty contest with some cities here in the United States showing far more success (Chicago) than others that miserably fail (Los Angeles). Around the world are many cities that have responsive government, vibrant passion at the grass roots level, or both, according to Triple Pundit.

Whether they benefit from visionary leaders, flourishing social enterprise, or commitment from community activists, the following 10 cities are well worth a visit to experience their transformation and resilience:

  1. Accra, Ghana
  2. Adelaide, Australia
  3. Belgrade, Serbia
  4. Brasília, Brazil
  5. Detroit, Mich.
  6. Doha, Qatar
  7. Mexico City, Mexico
  8. Naples, Italy
  9. San Jose, Calif.
  10. Seoul, Korea

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Topics: Sustainable Communities


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