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Main Title How green is your city? : the SustainLane US city rankings /
Author Karlenzig, Warren.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Marquardt, Frank.
Publisher New Society Publishers,
Year Published 2007
OCLC Number 214693524
ISBN 9780865715950; 0865715955
Subjects Urban ecology (Sociology)--United States ; City planning--Environmental aspects--United States ; Urban policy--United States ; Cities and towns--United States--Statistics ; sustainability ; public parks ; urban environment
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  HT243.U6K375 2007 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/14/2015
Collation xiii, 205 pages : color illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm
"Foreword by Paul Hawken"--Cover Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
"Portland, Oregon, a role model for cities in the United States, topped the 2006 SustainLane US City Rankings. Portland residents and businesses have teamed with politicians to ensure that quality of life remains superior, with an economy that increasingly integrates regional and renewable resources. Neighborhoods facilitate walking, cycling and shopping; downtown transit is free. The city bolsters local business and regional agriculture, while green buildings and park space are ample. Columbus, Ohio, at number 50, has some work to do to catch up, but has a few green surprises nevertheless." "How Green is Your City? quantitatively ranks the 50 largest US cities overall from comprehensive data and information based upon 15 standards, including: climate change policy and energy supply; green building; planning and land use; air and tap water quality; and public transit." "An analysis of each city considers policies, quality-of-life indicators and economic factors, providing kudos for successes and recommendations for challenges."--Jacket