Buenos Aires, South America's most visited city is widely loved by artists and foreign visitors thanks to its multicultural agenda, street art and gastronomy. But how well does the Argentinian capital perform in rankings that study the capacity of cities to attract talent and investment? Is the city government doing a good job to protect the urban environment? How good is life quality in Buenos Aires?
- Environmental sustainability in Buenos Aires;
- Buenos Aires quality of life;
- Buenos Aires and innovation;
- How influential is Buenos Aires internationally;
- Economic attractiveness of Buenos Aires and ease of doing business.
Sustainability in Buenos Aires
How is Buenos Aires performing in terms of sustainability?
Regarding environmental sustainability, Buenos Aires' performance is average both globally and in the Latin American context. The Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index ranked Buenos Aires 80th in its 2016 study. The city ranked 63rd in the planet sub-index and even lower in the profit (82nd) and people sub-index (88th).
According to the Green Cities Index (2010), Buenos Aires’ overall sustainability performance among Latin American cities is below average. The city’s biggest problem is water quality, which is ranked well-below average. It also ranked below average for its air quality, waste and sanitation. The overall environmental governance, sanitation and the management of energy and CO2 resources score average in this report.
Life quality in Buenos Aires
What is life quality like in Buenos Aires?
In terms of general life quality, Latin American cities are not performing well in Mercer’s Quality of Life City Ranking. In this index, the Argentinian capital ranks 93rd.
Regionally, the best positioned city is Montevideo, which ranks 48th in the 2016 study. According to the study, South America’s less than stellar results were due to low scores in safety, political unrest and drug-related violence.
Innovation in Buenos Aires
How much effort is Buenos Aires putting into innovation?
The 2018 Innovation Cities index ranked the Argentinian capital 88th for its potential as an innovation economy. This is twenty-two positions lower than last year and contrasts its previous ascending tendency, yet still far better than its 2014 ranking as 242nd.
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