Ariel Schwartz looks at how six leaders in sustainability stack up according to the metrics identified in the infographic shared by HouseTrip. Although no clear winner is declared from among the six cities evaluated, "[i]n each of these cities, there are notable statistics worth mentioning," says Schwartz.
"Amsterdam has one bike for every 0.73 people, Copenhagen has legislation requiring all new buildings to have green roofs (this will add 5,000 square meters of vegetation), and only 44% of New Yorkers own a car, compared to 95% of Americans overall...New York has the highest carbon emissions per person (8.6 tons), but it's still significantly lower than the U.S. average of 14.5 tons. European cities are on average more carbon-conscious; they average 5.2 tons per person. London, Copenhagen, and Amsterdam all exceed that average, while Stockholm emits just 3.62 tons per person."