01 Jul '11, 7pm

Hey look! It's another Top 10 greenest cities in North America list:

This ranking makes no sense as small cities were included (Pittsburgh and St. Louis) but larger ones such as San Diego (1 million +) were not? The study does not say what was the universe of cities considered (size), an elementary ranking requirement. Surely Portland, Oregon, on the top of most every US and many international green city ranking and quite a bit larger than Pittsburgh and St. Louis deserves to be somewhere on this list. Mexico is part of North America: were its cities considered for this? All of these questions and more should have been addressed in the Methodology. As a professional that measures and ranks urban sustainability (author of How Green is Your City? http://bit.ly/jPiTmA and www.commoncurrent.com), this comes off as very amatuerish. And what about the corporate element of having a company (Siemens) that does business with cities also ranking them...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-07-01-top-10-greenest-citi...

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