[Oeva-list] Portland Blazes Green Trail

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Tue Sep 23 23:00:39 PDT 2008


Portland, Ore., tops sustainable-cities ranking

For the fourth year in a row, Portland, Ore., has been named the most
sustainable of the 50 largest U.S. cities. The rankings by green org
SustainLane, which take 16 economic and quality-of-life factors into
consideration, "reveal which cities are increasingly self-sufficient,
prepared for the unexpected, and taking steps toward preserving and
enhancing their quality of life," says the group. After Portland, this
year's top 10 include San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Boston,
Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Oakland, and Baltimore. The bottom 10: Nashville,
Arlington, Long Beach, Colorado Springs, Indianapolis, Virginia Beach,
Memphis, Las Vegas, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Mesa. Columbus made the
biggest improvement over SustainLane's last list, jumping from No. 50 to No.
30; Las Vegas saw the biggest freefall, from No. 27 to No. 47.
Unsurprisingly -- but still unfortunately -- the most affordable cities
tended to score the worst on public transit, bike-friendliness, and
sources: SustainLane<http://lists.grist.org/t?r=2&c=3701&l=16&ctl=323B1:8920E96D9172B95CEE30C21F0647C772>,
The Wall Street

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