Sunday, 8 April 2007

Which US Cities are Most Sustainable? 2006 Rankings

The SustainLane 2006 US city rankings of the 50 largest cities is the nation’s most complete report card on urban sustainability. The rankings explain how people’s quality of life and city economic and management preparedness are likely to fare in the face of an uncertain future. The index gauges a diversity of factors that contribute to urban sustainability, such as:
  • public transit
  • air quality
  • tap water quality
  • solid waste diversion
  • planning/land use
  • housing affordability
  • energy/climate change policy
  • local food/agriculture
  • green economy
  • LEED (green) buildings

Top ranked cities in 2006 include:
  1. Portland, OR
  2. San Francisco
  3. Seattle
  4. Chicago
  5. Oakland
  6. New York City
  7. Boston
  8. Philadelphia
  9. Denver
  10. Minneapolis

For further information please visit SustainLane's web site.

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