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Top 10 Zipcar Cities: Zipcar Ranks Top Vibrant, Efficient and Sustainable Cities

Earlier this week, Zipcar published its Future Metropolis Index. To develop the Index, the company teamed up with KRC Research to rank the top 36 most populated U.S. cities on five factors: sustainability, innovation, vibrancy, efficiency, and livability. See the top 10 cities and their corresponding scores below.

“The results of our Future Metropolis Index make a powerful statement about an urban renaissance that we see is clearly underway,” Scott Griffith, chairman and CEO of Zipcar, said in a press release. “U.S. cities are growing and evolving and are more dynamic than ever before. This rebirth of our cities is being powered by technology and innovation coupled with smart urban policy which together work to enhance the lives of their residents.”san francisco

1. San Francisco, California

Innovation: #7san francisco, california

Sustainability: #3

Vibrancy/Creativity: #1

Efficiency: #5 (tie)

Livability/Optimism: #4

Image courtesy of Flickr user Laughing Squidseattle space needle park


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2. Seattle, Washington

Innovation: #8Seattle, Washington

Sustainability: #5 (tie)

Vibrancy/Creativity: #2 (tie)

Efficiency: #8

Livability/Optimism: #6 (tie)

Image courtesy of Flickr user mediafurywashington dc buildings

3. Washington, D.C.

Innovation: #4Washington, D.C

Sustainability: #7 (tie)

Vibrancy/Creativity: #2 (tie)

Efficiency: #1

Livability/Optimism: #24 (tie)

Image courtesy of Flickr user dannyfowlerportland airtransit

4. Portland, Oregon

Innovation: #6Portland, Oregon

Sustainability: #2

Vibrancy/Creativity: #4

Efficiency: #11

Livability/Optimism: #10

Image courtesy of Flickr user C.M. Keinerboston downtown skyline

5. Boston, Massachusetts

Innovation: #3Boston, Massachusetts

Sustainability: #15

Vibrancy/Creativity: #9 (tie)

Efficiency: #3

Livability/Optimism: #6 (tie)

Image courtesy of Flickr user Werner Kunznew york city tower

6. New York City

Innovation: #15New York City

Sustainability: #11

Vibrancy/Creativity: #7

Efficiency: #2

Livability/Optimism: #2

Image courtesy of Flickr user andrew c maceatlanta downtown

7. Atlanta, Georgia

Innovation: #1Atlanta, Georgia

Sustainability: #17 (tie)

Vibrancy/Creativity: #5 (tie)

Efficiency: #4

Livability/Optimism: #32

Image courtesy of Flickr user Stuck in Customsdenver downtown

8. Denver, Colorado

Innovation: #5Denver, Colorado

Sustainability: #14

Vibrancy/Creativity: #13

Efficiency: #13

Livability/Optimism: #6 (tie)

Image courtesy of Flickr user mattsantomarcopittsburgh downtown bridge

9. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Innovation: #2Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sustainability: #23 (tie)

Vibrancy/Creativity: #14 (tie)

Efficiency: #9

Livability/Optimism: #13 (tie)

Image courtesy of Flickr user jiuguangwaustin downtown skylinezip

10. (Tie) Austin, Texas

Innovation: #19Austin, Texas

Sustainability: #5 (tie)

Vibrancy/Creativity: #9 (tie)

Efficiency: #18 (tie)

Livability/Optimism: #5

Image courtesy of Flickr user joshpattensan diego skyline

10. (Tie) San Diego, California

Innovation: #16 (tie)San Diego, California

Sustainability: #9

Vibrancy/Creativity: #8

Efficiency: #17

Livability/Optimism: #3

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