Getting To Zero: Can Seattle Become The First Carbon-Neutral U.S. City?

Getting To Zero: Can Seattle Become The First Carbon-Neutral U.S. City? / Lynann Butkiewicz, Weathervane, 22/08/2011

http://www.rff.org/wv/archive/tags/United%20States/default.aspx

Cities play a unique role in addressing climate change. Over 80 percent of Americans live in urban areas, as does over half of the world’s population. The design of cities, from their built environment to their transportation systems, has a profound influence on global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. City planners, as well as the market forces they can influence, will determine whether urban areas will be car-intensive or transit-oriented, how buildings will be built and maintained, and even where electricity and heat will be sourced…


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