Sustainable cities, a reality to be replicated and a source of inspiration
Cities evolve with time, and nowadays, sustainability is a main concern that must be considered in local, regional and national governments.
The five Nordic capital cities are leading examples and can be a source of inspiration for other cities wondering how they can become more sustainable.
However, these admirable cities are not the only ones following the sustainability path. Indeed, sustainable initiatives have already reached cities outside the Nordic area.
Key examples include the Nelplast project in Ghana turning plastic waste into concrete blocks, the reforestation project in Santiago de Chile and Bogotá by bike, a municipality initiative with 135 miles of cycling lanes, which Colombians are currently enjoying.
Such initiatives are proving that sustainability can be a reality and most importantly, that these projects would not be possible to implement without the support and action from the residents. Sustainable cities are thus the ultimate proof that small steps can lead to big changes.