Sustainable citiesSustainable citiesVicky Valanos, sustainability strategist at the Green Place, Media Wise’s sustainability consultancy, gave a presentation in Brussels on October 6 covering the recent and upcoming environmental rules and regulations affecting companies operating in major European cities. Amsterdam has pledged to banish the combustion engine by 2040 and cities all over Europe are acting to restrict environmentally unfriendly vehicles and to reduce energy consumption. New restrictions include electric cars (Amsterdam and Paris), fewer parking spaces, mandatory low carbon emission car certificates (several German cities) and city centre transit charges. Madrid has created a vast green belt ring around the city centre and introduced mandatory office temperature ranges for summer and winter. What does this all mean for companies operating in city centres? Preview here. sustainable cities