New York City: A Surprising Model for Urban Planning & Environmental Sustainability

A recent study from one of the leading sustainable design consulting firms found New York City to be the most sustainable city in the United States

Photo by Stig Ottesen on Unsplash

The last thing anyone thinks about when picturing New York is environmental sustainability. Loud, densely packed subway stations, piles of garbage that often line the streets, and almost constant urban congestion do little to add to a more sustainable image for New York.

Yet a recent study from one of the leading consulting firms in sustainable design found New York to not only be the most sustainable city in the United States but rank 20th internationally.

Why?

The answer rests upon a single word.

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