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The Railyards Has a Role to Play in Sacramento’s Riverfront Revival

The Railyards Has a Role to Play in Sacramento’s Riverfront Revival

The waterfront has always been integral to Sacramento. The city was founded at the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers and named after the former. The Cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento want to reclaim the riverfront and create one of the nation’s finest urban waterfronts. “The Sacramento Riverfront is positioned to become the next economic driver for the region.” - Urban Land Institute, Sacramento In 2003, the Cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento came together to create the Sacramento Riverfront Master Plan. The Riverfront Master Plan was the result ...
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 ...