1. Vienna, Austria | 2. Zurich, Switzerland | 3. Auckland, New Zealand | 4. Munich, Germany | 5. Vancouver, Canada | Source: Mercer
Shopping malls have seen a major decline over past decades due among other factors to the rise of online shopping. Now, a proposed megamall just north of Paris is making a bid to be relevant by becoming glitzier than ever and piling on the added attractions. But environmentalists have other ideas of what the city of the future should look like.
The small British city of Bristol has successfully cut carbon emissions over the past decade, even as its economy grew. How is the former European Green Capital nurturing a green economy and persuading its citizens to get around the city pollution-free? Once a year, a month-long program of walking events is helping shift the culture away from cars.
Ever more people in the world are living in urban areas. But how can we make our cities sustainable? From the dangers of air pollution to shrinking natural spaces and our carbon footprint in cities — it's high time for action.
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