Attributes of a Sustainable City

The question repeatedly surfaces:
“What are the attributes of a sustainable city?”
The following answer is organized, in part, by priority.

A sustainable city has:
Clean air & water
A strong local/regional food partnership
A peaceful commons (streets, sidewalks, parks, etc.)
Affordable housing

A sustainable city is:
Public transit rich
Surface parking lot poor
Pedestrian and cyclist friendly
Powered by renewable energy
Populated by educated, healthy citizens
Clean / unlittered
Driven by a strong economy in which all can participate
Lush with greenery, verdant
Nurturing of nature (does not destroy farms, fields, forests and flood plains)

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