SustainLane has issued its 2006 ranking of U.S. cities across 12 major "sustainability" categories, with West Coast cities taking the top spots.
The San Francisco organization examines such factors as clean air, water, local foods, city revitalizations employing green building techniques, commitment of public health and a strong local economy.
The 2006 Top 10 cities, in order, are: Portland, Ore.; San Francisco; Seattle; Philadelphia; Chicago; Oakland, Calif.; New York City; Boston; Denver; and Minneapolis.
Copyright 2006 by United Press International
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