Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Cleveland Ranks Low on America's Most Sustainable Cities

Aug 12, 2017
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A new report evaluating the sustainability of America’s most populous cities ranks Cleveland at the bottom of the list – number 99 out of 100 cities.

Detroit, Cleveland, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, round out the bottom of the list.  The report –comes from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network – a United Nations effort to promote sustainable development.  It cites high levels of poverty, car use, and unemployment as reasons for Cleveland’s low ranking.