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UK's Most Sustainable City Is..

10:38am UK, Monday November 10, 2008

Bristol has beaten Brighton to claim the top spot in a league table of Britain's most sustainable cities.

Brighton and Hove, last year's winner, is rated highest for quality of life, but came in second because of its comparative poor performance on the environment.

Plymouth, in third place, has the best environmental performance, while Newcastle jumped from eight to four, the only northern city in the top five.

Calculated by sustainable development group Forum for the Future, The Sustainable Cities Index tracks progress on sustainability in Britain's 20 largest cities.

It ranks them on environmental performance, quality of life, and future-proofing - how well they are addressing issues such as climate change, recycling and biodiversity.

Bristol comes top overall, thanks in part to its impressive increase in recycling and composting rates, and its consistently high scores on water quality, waste collection and green spaces.

Brighton has moved up the environmental rankings since last year, but not enough to stop Bristol claiming its title.

It is commended for its transport services, education provision, green spaces, climate change strategy and recycling rates.

Plymouth's top ranking in the environmental table reflects water and air quality and the limited impact of its services, housing, transport and consumables on the environment.

Full story, source Sky News (compliment of R. Murdoch)

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We're Number 19. but to the people that know, we are number one. :clap:

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We're Number 19. but to the people that know, we are number one. :clap:

Heh...there was some pro Merseyside and Beatles bias...tha's all ...

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