Austria – The Green Heart of Europe

In May 2010, Vienna was ranked first out of more than 220 cities participating in “Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey.” It was the second year in a row that the Austrian capital tops the international city ranking. The survey rates 39 criteria such as safety, education, hygiene, health care, culture, recreation and political-economic stability. Above all, the survey identifies cities with the best eco-ranking based on water availability and drinkability, waste management, quality of sewage systems, air pollution and public transportation.

As the tenth ]10th]] largest city by population in the European Union, it is hardly surprising that Vienna has repeatedly been ranked first based on its environmental attributes. Not only the city of Vienna, but the entire country of Austria is considered to be the environmental flagship of Europe. The title of the “Green Heart of Europe” might appear provocative at first …

To continue reading the full article please click HERE.