Portland and Seattle represent the green heart of the Northwest
Both Portland and Seattle have been rated in the top ten "Best American cities for green spaces" by the Trust for Public Land.
By Rhys Roth
Claire Thompson recently wrote in Grist about “The best American cities for green spaces”, a topic of great interest to fans of biocarbon everywhere. In it, she focuses on ParkScore, a new tool created by the Trust for Public Land to measure and compare the 40 biggest U.S. cities based on acreage, accessibility, and services and investment in parks.
Of course, being a regional chauvinist, I immediately had to find out how the Northwest cities did. Turns out just Portland and Seattle were big enough to be included in the list of 40 – and they represent the green heart of the Northwest pretty well. Both are in the Top 10, with Portland landing at #6 and Seattle #9. Plenty of room for improvement, though – Portland scored 69 and Seattle 66.5 on a 100 point scale.
So hats off, Portland and Seattle, for making the Top 10 – and let’s raise that score for the future!