Familiar Name Tops List of Most Sustainable Cities

Portland, Oregon, has again been named the most sustainable city in the U.S. in a recent ranking.

"Using criteria in 16 categories, including air and water quality, traffic congestion, access to public transportation, land use, green business activity, and environmental policies, SustainLane, an Internet company that focuses on health and environmental issues, ranks Portland as the greenest of the 50 largest US cities. The city, which was once known as "Stumptown" because of the way its land was quickly logged, has ranked first since the company began compiling the lists in 2005."

Here are the top 10 cities, with their 2006 rankings in parentheses:

1) Portland, Ore. (1)
2) San Francisco (2)
3) Seattle (3)
4) Chicago (4)
5) New York (6)
6) Boston (7)
7) Minneapolis (10)
8) Philadelphia (8)
9) Oakland, Calif. (5)
10) Baltimore (11)

Full Story: Portland, Ore., tops sustainable cities list

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Complete List of Rankings

You can find the complete list of rankings on the Sustain Lane Web Site here:

http://www.sustainlane.com/us-city-rankings/overall-rankings

There is much more data on the rankings elsewhere on the site.

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