Sustainable Cities Index: analysis for the West Midlands

Cover of Sustainable Cities Index 2009

Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton are the three cities from the West Midlands included in the Sustainable Cities Index (pdf, 4.3mb) published recently by Forum for the Future.

This is the third year that the index has been published, which tracks sustainability progress achieved in Britain’s 20 largest cities. The index is designed to give a snapshot of sustainability in each city, aiming to encourage healthy competition, stimulating discussion and suggesting new ways of thinking about cities.

This post provides a short analysis of findings for the West Midlands cities and also highlights the similarities that this work has with our State of the Region dialogue on sustainable communities.

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Is this the future for the West Midlands?

Ann-Marie BrouderDr. Ann-Marie Brouder from Forum for the Future shared a vision of what the region might look in 2020. This is not just any vision though, as it considers what a low carbon West Midlands will look like.

Developed on behalf of Sustainability West Midlands, A low carbon vision for the West Midlands 2020, looks at the technologies and developments that may have shaped our lives over the next decade.

Will we be seeing vertical farms in our city centres or power generating dance floors in nightclubs?

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