Here’s how we calculated the greenest cities in the world. First, we identified the top 20 cities in the world by the largest percentage of city area which is public green space, based on the latest available data. We then used these figures, combined with the city’s area (m2) and population, to determine green space per capita.
‘Green space’ includes parks and gardens.
Below is the World Cities Culture Forum’s rankings for most green space in total, which represents the percentage of total public green space (parks and gardens) compared to the size of the city. We compared this to our own data (green space per person) to see any disparity between the two.