Late nights on the town, independence and unfettered ambitions: being young can be a whirlwind of fun and opportunity. But, for the young, some cities are better than others at looking after their needs. Let’s see the world’s top cities on how well they cater for the young.
It’s important for cities to attract the young, ambitious and innovative — because the more youthful an area, the better the environment for nurturing new business.
And with over half the world’s population now aged under 30 — and the same proportion living in an urban environment – looking after the young inhabitants of a city has never been more important.
10. Seoul, South Korea
Seoul, the capital of South Korea, finished first overall in the environmental sustainability category.
The city, with a population of over 10 million, has invested time and money in sustainable development research and initiatives, focusing on green technology and access to energy.
Examples of this commitment include the Cheonggyecheon Restoration Project, which saw an elevated highway demolished and an underground 5.8 km waterway restored to create a green, pedestrian-friendly corridor.