The race to build a zero-carbon city is on…but what does that mean? The provocative and challenging question for any city taking on the challenge of carbon neutrality is: How do you define carbon neutral?
Seattle is poised to lead the race to create a new urban way of life, but can it overcome the obstacles it will face along the way? Will a competitor city, like Portland, San Francisco, Austin, New York, or Vancouver get to the finish line first? And whichever city first claims the Carbon Neutral title, will it happen soon enough to make a difference?