Cities ranked as top green communities
Five North American cities have been named the greenest of green communities in the U.S. and Canada Green City Index from the New York-based research and analysis firm the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). On the opposite end of the spectrum, five other cities have been named the least green in the index.
San Francisco; Vancouver, Canada; New York; Seattle; and Denver have been named the five greenest cities in North America. The ranking is based on an evaluation of 27 cities along with 31 indicators, ranging from water and energy consumption and conservation to public use of land, public transportation quality and efficiency, and how “walkable” the city is. EIU conducted the research for Munich, Germany-based Siemens.
The five least green cities in North America were Detroit, St. Louis, Cleveland, Phoenix and Pittsburgh. Some of the least green cities are former U.S. manufacturing centers that have been on the decline for years.
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