Saturday, January 10, 2009
City with a Future
Here are some rankings of cities by sustainability. Minneapolis ranks 7th, according to Sustain Lane rankings. I don't know much about Sustain Lane but they seem pretty thorough. They also have have a really good interview with Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak. I know he is a politician but he seems to be genuinely interesting in making Minneapolis a greener, sustainable city. He mentions the fact that despite the harsh winters, Minneapolis has a lot of cyclists/commuters. He also, reflects on how global warming will impact the city, describing the winters as an asset. I like that attitude. For quite awhile, the Twin Cities has been the fastest growing metro area in the Midwest. That despite the fact that winters are sooo cold here. There must be something going on here.