Why London Is the Most Important City of the Future

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Sustainability platform abillion has crowned London with the top spot in the debut of its Cities of the Future report.

Our fabulous and super-smart team of data scientists has assessed global cities based on how much they have embraced plant-based lifestyles, their steadfast commitment to green policies, as well as greenhouse gas emissions and waste generation. This research has helped us determine the 10 best cities in the world for conscious citizens. We call them our Cities of the Future.

Where we live matters today more than ever. Issues including the pandemic, the great resignation that has followed, and the climate crisis have made one’s choice of where they live more important and more personal than ever.

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The highly mobile Generation Z especially—as well as many Millennials—have placed personal well-being as important as professional success. For these new generations, ethics, commitments to causes, diversity and inclusion, and especially sustainable options and services are driving where this woke generation wants to live.

We hope that this annual index will help guide our community, as well as policy-makers around the world.

Future-ready

As mentioned, London has emerged as the most future ready city in the world, based on our criteria, and the city that is most attractive to conscious citizens. Other cities that made the list include (by order): Los Angeles, Barcelona, Melbourne, Singapore, Johannesburg, Toronto, New York City, Berlin, and Cape Town.

“In light of the COP 26 climate summit where nature took center stage, our report highlights how leading cities around the world have been making strides to being kinder on the planet and its residents — human and animal alike,” said Vikas Garg, CEO and founder of abillion.

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Key to compiling the report is abillion’s proprietary data, in which 850,000 user generated reviews were collated. The final score was computed from four categories: plant-based living (50 percent), the city’s policy commitment (30 percent), greenhouse gas emissions (10 percent) and waste generated (10 percent).

“Around 6,000 cities were considered but only 54 cities made the initial cut,” added Vikas. “There’s certainly more work that needs to be done in becoming a sustainable world, and we’re here to help. abillion’s mission is to catalyze millions of people and businesses to strive to make sustainable choices, choices that are better for ourselves, our planet and all of its residents. We hope that our insights and findings help guide others to contribute to driving positive change.”

Next time you’re in London, be sure to try a vegan afternoon tea service.


To read the full report, click here.

To download a PDF of the report, click here.

To read the original article on abillion, click here.

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