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5 Lessons from the World's Most Sustainable Cities

5 Lessons from the World's Most Sustainable Cities

How do you measure the sustainability of a city? By using three pillars of sustainability: people, planet, and profit. At least, that’s how design and consultancy firm Arcadis and the London-based Centre for Economic and Business Research assessed and ranked the sustainability of cities across the globe to come up with a list of the most successful and sustainable cities in the world. Three Pillars of Sustainability People: Rates quality of life by assessing areas such as health, income equality, work-life balance, dependency ratio, crime, housing and living costs. Planet: Measures ...
Top 5 Most Bike Friendly Cities in America

Top 5 Most Bike Friendly Cities in America

People want to live in active communities that are walkable, bikeable, and playable. When people live in communities that are designed to move, they experience resulting economic, social, health, safety, and environmental benefits. Many cities across the US are realizing the numerous benefits of becoming more bike-friendly, but some are clearly leading the pack. The cycling experts at Bicycle.com recently compiled a list of the most bike-friendly cities in the U.S., using transportation data and interviews with experts, advocates, and every-day cyclists to create their list. Here are some of the ...