Earlier, Zipcarpublished its Future Metropolis Index. To develop the Index, the company teamed up with KRC Research to rank the top 36 most populated U.S. cities on five factors: sustainability, innovation, vibrancy, efficiency, and livability. See the top 10 cities and their corresponding scores below.
Here's how the cities break down in the five sub-categories:
In the innovation category, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Boston top the list.
Tuscon, Arizona, Portland, Oregon, and San Francisco are best in sustainability.
San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., lead in vibrancy/creativity.
The most efficient cities are Washington, D.C., New York, and Boston.
"The results of our Future Metropolis Index make a powerful statement about an urban renaissance that we see is clearly underway," Scott Griffith, chairman and CEO of Zipcar, said in a press release. "U.S. cities are growing and evolving and are more dynamic than ever before. This rebirth of our cities is being powered by technology and innovation coupled with smart urban policy which together work to enhance the lives of their residents."
Author:Michael Bray Phone: 915-549-1770 Dated: July 19th 2012 Views: 3,199 About Michael: ...
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