Urban wetlands and subterranean ‘super bins’: four pioneering projects in the spotlight

Green Cities Index 2023: From subterranean bins to wetlands creation projects, some innovative environmental work is being carried out in urban areas up and down the UK. Adam Branson asks environmental leaders from four city councils to share their experiences of a recent project.

Where a city appears on the Green Cities Index is a complicated business and relies on a great many different sets of data. On the one hand, that is a good thing - it is what makes the index robust, covering as it does multiple environmental concerns. However, it also means that cities that are performing well on some metrics but not on others can find themselves in the lower rankings, despite doing important and often innovative work. Here we highlight four individual projects that we feel deserve a mention.