In an analysis of 72 major international cities by Matthew E. Kahn and Frank Lostys released in the latest edition of Reader’s Digest which were ranked in terms of being green and livable, Shanghai took the second lowest spot. But if it’s any consolation to all you hardcore Shanghaiists, Beijing ranks right below us. China had the ignominious honour of having three of its cities (the third city being Guangzhou) occupy the bottom 5 spots together with Bangkok and Mumbai. Time again to haul out that huge bag of masks that we bought during the SARS crisis.
Photo of our favourite city from Ethnocentrics