U.S. cities rated for 'sustainability'

Jun 01, 2006

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

Explore further: Strengthening community forest rights is critical tool to fight climate change

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

From drug wars to 3-D silhouettes

Apr 29, 2014

When violence related to Mexico's drug war erupted in 2006, Andrés Monroy-Hernández kept in close touch with friends and relatives in the north of the country, where he is from and where much of the violence ...

Recommended for you

EU sets new energy savings target at 30%

10 hours ago

After months of tough negotiations, the European Commission recommended Wednesday a new energy savings target of 30 percent so as to combat climate change and ensure self-sufficiency.

User comments : 0