ISGlobal Ranking Of Cities

Urban health study in
1,000 European cities

How is your city ranked?

Check the air quality,
green space, noise and mortality data

Check the air quality,
green space and
mortality data

RANKINGS

Which European
cities have the highest
and lowest mortality
due to urban exposures?

Air pollution

AIR POLLUTION

Air pollution

AIR POLLUTION

Green space

GREEN SPACE

Green space

GREEN SPACE

Road traffic noise

NOISE

THE PROJECT

1,000 European cities

1,000
European cities

Air pollution levels

Air pollution,
green space and noise

Impact in premature mortality

Impact on premature
mortality

Learn more

AIR POLLUTION

99.8% of the population in European cities is exposed to PM2.5 levels above the maximum recommended by the World Health Organization


99.8% of the population in European cities is exposed to PM2.5 levels above the maximum recommended by the World Health Organization

Reducing air pollution levels could prevent thousands of deaths in European cities every year:


Reducing air pollution levels could prevent thousands of deaths in European cities every year:

up to 125,000
deaths/year by
lowering PM2.5 levels
up to 80,000
deaths/year by
lowering NO2 levels
up to 125,000
deaths/year by lowering PM2.5 levels
up to 80,000
deaths/year by lowering NO2 levels
TOP 5
Cities with the lowest mortality burden:
PM2.5
1
(ICELAND)
2
(NORWAY)
3
(SWEDEN)
4
(FINLAND)
5
(FINLAND)
NO2
1
(NORWAY)
2
(SWEDEN)
3
(FINLAND)
4
(NORWAY)
5
(CROATIA)
TOP 5
Cities with the highest mortality burden:
PM2.5
1
(ITALY)
2
(ITALY)
3
(CZECH REPUBLIC)
4
(ITALY)
5
NO2
1
(SPAIN)
2
(BELGIUM)
3
(ITALY)
4
(FRANCE)
5
(ITALY)
TOP 5
Cities with the lowest mortality burden:
PM2.5
1
(ICELAND)
2
(NORWAY)
3
(SWEDEN)
4
(FINLAND)
5
(FINLAND)
NO2
1
(NORWAY)
2
(SWEDEN)
3
(FINLAND)
4
(NORWAY)
5
(CROATIA)
TOP 5
Cities with the highest mortality burden:
PM2.5
1
(ITALY)
2
(ITALY)
3
(CZECH
REPUBLIC)
4
(ITALY)
5
NO2
1
(SPAIN)
2
(BELGIUM)
3
(ITALY)
4
(FRANCE)
5
(ITALY)

GREEN SPACE

More than 60% of people in European cities lives in areas with insufficient green space


More than 60% of people in European cities lives in areas with insufficient green space

Increasing overall greenness could prevent up to almost 43,000 deaths in European cities every year.


Increasing overall greenness could prevent up to almost 43,000 deaths in European cities every year.

TOP 5
Cities with >100,000 inhabitants with the lowest mortality burden due to lack of green space:
1
(SPAIN)
2
(SPAIN)
3
(PORTUGAL)
4
(ITALY)
5
(SPAIN)
TOP 5
Cities with >100,000 inhabitants with the highest mortality burden due to lack of green space:
1
(ITALY)
2
(ITALY)
3
(UK)
4
(SPAIN)
5
(BELGIUM)
TOP 5
Cities with >100,000 inhabitants with the lowest mortality burden due to lack of green space:
1
(SPAIN)
2
(SPAIN)
3
(PORTUGAL)
4
(ITALY)
5
(SPAIN)
TOP 5
Cities with >100,000 inhabitants with the highest mortality burden due to lack of green space:
1
(ITALY)
2
(ITALY)
3
(UK)
4
(SPAIN)
5
(BELGIUM)

ROAD TRAFFIC NOISE

60 million adults in European cities are exposed to road traffic noise levels harmful for health.


60 million adults in European cities are exposed to road traffic noise levels harmful for health.

Up to 3,600 noise-related deaths from Ischaemic Heart Disease causes could be prevented each year.


Up to 3,600 noise-related deaths from Ischaemic Heart Disease causes could be prevented each year.

MOST POPULATED EUROPEAN CAPITALS
% of population exposed to harmful noise levels:
1
(NETHERLANDS)
47.3%
2
(GERMANY)
29.8%
3
(BELGIUM)
30.3%
4
(HUNGARY)
38.2%
5
(DENMARK)
46.5%
6
35.1%
7
(FINLAND)
45.1%
8
(PORTUGAL)
40.6%
9
(UK)
33.8%
10
(SPAIN)
43.8%
11
(NORWAY)
62.5%
12
66.9%
13
(CZECH REPUBLIC )
70.6%
14
(LATVIA)
81.6%
15
(ITALY)
60.5%

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