Porto has been recognised in a global survey for its high standard of living and the quality of its services.
Portugal’s northern city achieved a Platinum rating for “Sustainable cities and communities — Indicators for city services and quality of life (ISO 37120)” in the World Council on City Data (WCCD), based on international standards published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Geneva.
Platinum is the highest of the WCCD certification levels, with cities only accorded Platinum status by achieving all core indicators and a minimum of 45 out of 59 supporting indicators. Porto secured its rating with all 45 core indicators and 51 supporting indicators.
Porto is the only Portuguese city to have been recognized by the WCCD three years in a row, achieving Platinum status two years running. Just 23 cities worldwide have secured a Platinum rating in the past three years.
ISO 37120 is described as the first ever international ISO standard for cities, and was first published in 2014. Since then, the WCCD has been working with 100 cities worldwide in 35 countries to report data in conformity with the standard.
Source: Porto.pt / WCCD