Newcastle beats southern rivals to title of UK’s most sustainable city

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Newcastle beats southern rivals to title of UK’s most sustainable city

Posted 19 November 2009 15:42 by martin

Newcastle has beaten cities with a greener reputation to claim the top spot in the 2009 league table of Britain’s most sustainable cities, released by sustainable development organisation Forum for the Future.

It pushes previous winners Bristol and Brighton into second and third place, with good performance in all areas. Newcastle tops the environmental table, and comes fourth for both quality of life and future-proofing.

The Forum’s third annual Sustainable Cities Index tracks progress on sustainability in Britain’s 20 largest cities, ranking them on environmental performance, quality of life and future-proofing, which looks at issues like how well cities are addressing climate change and how dynamic their economy is.

Full report [PDF]

Overall city rankings

2009 rank (2008) [2007]

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1 (4) [8] Newcastle

2 (1) [3] Bristol

3 (2) [1] Brighton and Hove

4 (8) [14] Leicester

5 (9) [10] London

6 (13) [5] Leeds

7 (6) [2] Edinburgh

8 (10=) [11] Nottingham

9 (7) [7] Sheffield

10 (5) [6] Cardiff

11 (14) [17] Coventry

12 (3) [4] Plymouth

13 (12) [13] Sunderland

14 (15) [12] Manchester

15 (17) [20] Liverpool

16 (10=) [9] Bradford

17 (19) [19] Birmingham

18 (16) [16] Wolverhampton

19 (18) [15] Glasgow

20 (20) [18] Hull

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