VIVA – There are some of the neatest cities in the world that you may not know about. Last year, site Rethinking The Future (RTF) has released some of the cities with the best level of planning or urban planning in the world. The majority of these cities are in the European region, as the region is known for its cleanliness and very smart people. The city itself is a residential area consisting of house buildings that become residences for various levels of society. Well, here’s a full review of the neatest city in the world.
1. Singapore City, Singapore
Take advantage of the rare opportunity to enter the Singapore Palace
Singapore was designed from the start as a British colony in 1819 until it became an independent nation today. The country has also shown that having a long-term vision is essential to making a successful city. Although built on a patch of marshland that looks unusable, the City of Singapore is known for its innovative architecture with its artificial green spaces that thrive in the middle of the city.
This city has been developed with a unique way to manage waste and air conditioning. The current policy is to create some independent cities so that they do not depend entirely on the infrastructure of the city center. This is to maximize land use by building land reclamation, embracing technology, and prioritizing housing development.
2. Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen is one of the neatest cities in the world. The city is also known to be environmentally friendly because it is aiming to become the world’s first carbon-neutral capital by 2025 through the application of wind power, biomass fuels, incineration of waste, and other alternative energies.
This city known for its high number of bicycles was designed to promote cycling and walking. Sustainability systems are also at the core of Copenhagen’s architecture, the buildings having sustainable drainage networks, rainwater recycling schemes, the use of green roofs and efficient waste management systems.
In addition, the government is also working to modernize municipal sewage treatment facilities to ensure that residents can enjoy access to clean and safe water. Facts say that the tap water in Copenhagen has been described as one of the best in the world.
3. Seoul, South Korea
The Cheonggyecheon River in Seoul, South Korea, at night is full of light.
Seoul was actually designed to be the capital city since the 1300s, political figures were careful and made sure to plan well. Currently, the city is working on the Seoul Plan 2030. After consulting with a number of experts and representatives of the metropolitan government, five issues have been agreed.
Starting from a community-centered city without discrimination, a dynamic global city with a strong job market, a vibrant cultural and historical city, a liveable and safe city, and a city oriented towards stable housing and easy transportation.
4. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam Tourism, Netherlands
Amsterdam’s most famous canal not only attracts tourists, it is a matter of careful planning. When the city was flooded with settlers around the 1600s, a series of concentric semicircular canals were constructed that served as a means of defense, transportation, and water management.
The city was later expanded in the 19th century with plans aimed at building more housing and improving public health. This layout of the city encourages pedestrians, bicycles, boats, drivers in the city center is not recommended, making the city environmentally friendly.
5. Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich City, Switzerland
The next neatest city in the world is Zurich, whose transportation system is often dubbed the best in the world. Buses, trains, trams, and ferries come frequently, work compactly, and are quite affordable. Urban planners also seek to emphasize the divide between urban and recreation. Then, the success of the city’s transit network means fewer cars on the streets.
As a result, the city’s accident rate is low, pollution levels are low, and there is less need for parking which is quite annoying. Zurich is also a leader for climate change action, a title the city has earned by reducing car use, funding renewable research, and reducing its per capita carbon footprint.
6. Dusseldorf, Germany
The city was bombed during World War II and then quickly rebuilt by the government to bring about great economic growth in the 1950s. Dusseldorf is well connected along with several rail systems, including local Rheinbahn services, Rhein-Ruhr S-Bahn and Deutsche Bahn routes for long distances.
Dusseldorf is a city center for innovative architecture, especially for the Neue Zollhoff or ‘Gehry Buildings’ located in the harbour. The building is a redevelopment project to bring the harbor town to life and stands out with its unique curves.