U.S. Cities Can Help to Achieve Worldwide Sustainability Goals

(Photo by Oscar Perry Abello)

​If the five biggest U.S. metros were all countries, they’d be among the top 30 largest national economies in the world. The New York City metro area would be the 10th largest global economy, Los Angeles metro area would be 18th, and Chicago would be 22nd. When you take that into consideration, it starts to make sense that U.S. cities could themselves contribute a lot toward global aims like the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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