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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 30, 2012 12:13 PM
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by Jennifer Shockley last modified Jan 27, 2012

This is a collaborative list of the top five greenest cities in the world. My criteria was that these cities had to make multiple other top lists as being sustainable practiced cities, use unique and innovative green technologies and remain breathtakingly beautiful for the people who live there and for those just passing through.




 

 

Reykjavik, Iceland

With an endless supply of information at our fingertips at any given time, it is a necessity to compound that information into lists to make it more easily gathered and understood by the masses.

This is a collaborative list of the top five greenest cities in the world.

My criteria was that these cities had to make multiple other top lists as being sustainable practiced cities, use unique and innovative green technologies and remain breathtakingly beautiful for the people who live there and for those just passing through.

Some of these criteria may seem to go hand-in-hand, such as green spaces equal beautiful places, but other cities I’ve chose are more about overall technological advances that make the cities supreme.

My first selection is Reykjavik, Iceland. The city is the coldest capital in the world and the greenest. The city is run entirely on geothermal and hydroelectric power. It plans to become Europe’s cleanest city in the near future.

Eugene, Oregon

Number two, on my list, is Eugene, Oregon. Most lists contain Portland, Oregon which was the United State’s first city to lower emissions and incorporate green spaces. I selected Eugene over Portland because, like most of the west coast they use hydroelectric dams for power, but they unlike the others also use wind farms and buy excessive power produced from the residents back for future use in the grid.

Curitiba, Brazil



 

 

 
 
 

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