The British news magazine “The Economist” once again nominated the world’s most livable cities. Vienna ranked second. The only city to beat Vienna’s score was Melbourne. Read more
More than half of the population nowadays live in cities, that are increasingly challenged with the effects of urbanization. Climate change, resource scarcity, demographic change and air quality make sustainable development difficult. In order to ensure the quality of life for inhabitants, cities worldwide take the scepter and act. Here, above all, courageous, committed CityChangers are the ones, who initiate and implement sustainable projects.
The globally operating consulting company Roland Berger analyzed the strategies of the world’s major cities systematically for the first time in 2017 and created a “Smart City Index”. Vienna ranks first in this international ranking – particularly for the holistic approach of its urban strategy – followed by Chicago and Singapore. Read more
For the eighth time in a row, Vienna was voted the world’s most livable city in 2017. The result shows that the Viennese way also convinces internationally.
In 2017 Vienna was again ranked as the city with the world’s highest quality of life by the consulting agency Mercer. This means that Vienna has continuously been at the forefront of this rankings since 2009. The study compares 231 international cities based on 39 criteria, including political, social, economic and environmental factors. With Zurich (rank 2) and Munich (rank 4), two other European cities are among the top five. The top group is completed by Auckland (rank 3) and Vancouver (rank 5). Read more