Bristol becomes a City of Sanctuary, 2 September  As of September 2011 Bradford, Chester, Coventry, Glasgow, Hackney, Huddersfield, Hull, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, Swansea and Wakefield have City of Sanctuary status
Newcastle, assessed by Forum for the Future as top amongst Britain’s most sustainable cities for the second year running, and Leicester, in second place, are outpacing rivals Brighton, Bristol and London. "But all five have set themselves ambitious targets and are guided by long-term visions of how to improve life for their citizens by reducing their impact on the environment and seizing new opportunities in the green economy." 18 Oct  topic, place
Bristol falls to fourth place but retains the top spot in the quality of life basket, with a low unemployment rate, highly skilled and qualified residents, and improving school standards.
|Bristol City Council e-Participatory budgeting Pilot Goes Live, 29-03-2010  place|
- 17 Community projects aimed at reducing carbon emissions and developing clean, local energy sources to receive up to £20,000 funding, July 17  topic, News London, News South East England, News South West England, News North West England, News North East England. The projects include, in Bristol:
- Redcliffe Carbon Challenge, Bristol: a local school will become a low-carbon community hub.
- Brighton and Hove rated as the most sustainable city in Britain, by Forum for the Future, October 20  The UK’s 20 largest cities were assessed according to three criteria – their ‘environmental impact', ‘quality of life’ and ‘future proofing’. Brighton and Hove as the most sustainable city is followed by Edinburgh in second place and Bristol in third. Liverpool comes bottom of the list, after Hull in 18th place and Birmingham in 19th. Forum for the Future intend to measure these indicators year-on-year. topic