How Green Is Your City?: The Sustainlane U. S. City Rankings

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"How Green is Your City? is the first systematic report card measuring city quality of life combined with resource impacts....Urban sustainability is not an option. It represents prudent governance and provident management by and for the people. A carbon-constrained world is upon us. While international action is required to prevent global climatic catastrophe, cities must lead the way increating a post-carbon environment where people can thrive." Portland, Oregon, a role model for cities in the United States, topped the 2006 SustainLane US City
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"How Green is Your City? is the first systematic report card measuring city quality of life combined with resource impacts....Urban sustainability is not an option. It represents prudent governance and provident management by and for the people. A carbon-constrained world is upon us. While international action is required to prevent global climatic catastrophe, cities must lead the way increating a post-carbon environment where people can thrive." 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, public transit. An analysis of each city considers policies, quality-of-life indicators and economic factors, providing kudos for successes and recommendations for challenges. Fascinating reading for civic and economic leaders, and all those who wish to make their city - and the nation as a whole - a more sustainable place to live, work and play.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865715950
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Warren Karlenzig is Chief Strategy Officer and Research Director for SustainLane. He has worked as a strategic consultant with federal agencies, major cities and the world's largest corporations for more than 15 years. Formerly, he was Editor-in-Chief of Knowledge Management magazine, and Lead Strategist for Dimension Data/ Proxicom. His areas of expertise include planning complex information and data systems, and communications. In sustainability, Warren has been a leading consultant with clients including the White House Office of Science and Technology, the US EPA Futures Group and the US Dept. of Energy. His book, A Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing was the first substantial work on the subject (Global Green USA, 1999) and he was involved with San Francisco's influential Sustainability Plan, formally adopted by the City's Board of Supervisors in 1997. He coordinated and co-authored the "Economy and Economic Development" section of the plan, which was directly cited in San Francisco's 1999 and 2003 green municipal building ordinances.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Foreword   Paul Hawken     xi
Introduction     xv
How Green Is Your City?     1
How We Did It - The Methodology     11
The Rankings     19
City Rankings (with one corresponding bar chart for each)
Portland, OR: A Role Model for the Nation     21
San Francisco, CA: Still a Shining Example     25
Seattle, WA: Protecting a Promising Future     29
Chicago, IL: The Wind at Its Back     33
Oakland, CA: Stepping out of the Shadows     37
New York City, NY: Sustainability Out of Necessity     39
Boston, MA: It Only Gets Better     43
Philadelphia, PA: City on the Move     45
Denver, CO: On the Fast Track     49
Minneapolis, MN: Clean Air, Big Plans     53
Baltimore, MD: A Port Town Reinventing Itself     57
Washington, DC: Leading by Example     59
Sacramento, CA: Capital Ideas     63
Austin, TX: A Pioneer     65
Honolulu, HI: Almost Paradise     69
Milwaukee, WI: From Beer to Biomass     71
San Diego, CA: An Emerging Leader?     73
Kansas City, MO: Laying the Groundwork     77
Albuquerque, NM:Making a U-Turn     81
Tucson, AZ: Becoming Sustainable in the Sun Belt     85
San Antonio, TX: Building on a Broad Range of Strengths     87
Phoenix, AZ: Something New Under the Sun     91
San Jose, CA: High Tech Hub Makes Strides     93
Dallas, TX: Taking the Bull by the Horns     97
Los Angeles, CA: Significant Progress     99
Colorado Springs, CO: Growing Up Smart     103
Las Vegas, NV: Viva?     105
Cleveland, OH: Give and Take on the Lake     109
Miami, FL: Gateway of the Americas     111
Long Beach, CA: A Sea of Opportunities     113
El Paso, TX: Bordering on Sustainability     115
New Orleans, LA: Resiliently Facing the Future     117
Fresno, CA: Nature's Bounty     119
Charlotte, NC: New Alternatives in the Pipeline     121
Louisville, KY: City of Parks     125
Jacksonville, FL: Thinking Ahead     127
Omaha, NE: Encouraging Signs in the Heartland     131
Atlanta, GA: Inland Port Takes Baby Steps     133
Houston, TX: Moving Forward     137
Tulsa, OK: Rich History. Clean Tech Future?     139
Arlington, TX, Texas: City at a Crossroads     143
Nashville, TN: Music City     145
Detroit, MI: Opportunities for Change     147
Memphis, TN: Living for Today     149
Indianapolis, IN: Time for a Pit Stop?     151
Fort Worth, TX: Taking Steps Toward Sustainability     155
Mesa, AZ: Surviving the Desert Boom     157
Virginia Beach, VA: Not Just for Tourists Anymore     159
Oklahoma City, OK: Planting a Few Seeds     161
Columbus, OH: Time to Get Green     165
Cities by Category Ranking     167
City Commuting     169
Regional Public Transportation Ridership     171
Metro Street and Freeway Congestion     173
Air Quality     175
Tap Water Quality     177
Solid Waste Diversion     179
Planning and Land Use     181
City Innovation     183
Housing Affordability     185
Natural Disaster Risk     187
Energy Climate Change Policy     189
Local Food and Agriculture     191
Green Economy     193
Knowledge Base and Communications     195
Green (LEED) Building     197
Index     199
About the Authors     207
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