SustainLane has released its 2008 USA Sustainable City Rankings
This report benchmarks each city’s performance in 16 areas of urban sustainability, including an essential new measurement this year: Water Supply.
2. San Francisco
5. New York
Most Improved City – Atlanta
Find out where your city came and why @ the [SOURCE: SustainLane's 2008 US City Rankings - SustainLane.com].
City Press Citizen reports
“Iowa City Council will vote for the second time Tuesday to consider restricting the number of unrelated people living together. Only three unrelated people, two fewer than what is allowed now, would be able to live in a single unit, according to the ordinance.
“The concern is to keep the downtown viable for everybody,” said Christina Kuecker, associate planner with Iowa City’s Urban Planning Division””
Council to consider occupancy limit | press-citizen.com | Iowa City Press Citizen.
Vancouver Sun reports
“There will be no Christmas lights twinkling in the trees along downtown Granville Street this year.
As of Tuesday, only stumps remained of the section of urban forest that stretched from Smithe Street down to the Granville Street Bridge.
Trees along Granville Street have been cut down as city prepares for neighbourhood upgrade. In total, 120 mainly ornamental cherry trees were cut down last week as the City of Vancouver began preparation work on a $21-million neighbourhood upgrade.”
[SOURCE: Vancouver Sun Treeless Christmas comes to Granville].
Wellington City Council doesn’t like its five-year old upgrade to the pedestrian Mall. The City has decided to reinstate the two-lane road with two-way traffic. The City’s reasoning is to reinstate the precinct known as the Golden Mile in Wellington, it would also allow bus routes to pass through the mall at a 30km/h(18mph) speed limit.
[SOURCE:Scoop: Wellington City Council: Let’s Do It Again].