Ranking the Most Livable, Innovative Cities in America


Is your city among the smartest in terms of urban planning and policy making? Zipcar, Inc. this week released its “Future Metropolis Index,” a ranking of highly populated cities in five categories: innovation, sustainability, vibrancy, and creativity-efficiency-livability-optimism (a combo category).

Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Boston top the “innovation” category. Tuscon, Portland, and San Francisco are most “sustainable.” El Paso, NYC, and San Diego are most “livable.”

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The ranking drew the attention of Urban Land Magazine.

Zipcar commissioned the study by KRC Research. The study contends that cities that rank high on “optimism” will fare better economically.

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