The Demographics of the Largest 25 U.S. Cities in Relation to Their Online Sustainability Reporting and Sustainability Performance

By Elgeritte Adidjaja.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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Demographics of the largest 25 U.S. cities are significantly correlated with either their online sustainability reporting or their sustainability performance. The Leaders—cities with good sustainability reporting and good sustainability performance—such as Seattle, San Diego, Boston, San Jose, Austin, and Phoenix, have the highest median household income and the lowest family poverty rate. The Visionaries—those with superior reporting but poorer performance—such as San Antonio, Columbus, Chicago, Houston, New York, and Los Angeles, have a higher population, higher cost of living index, superior metro transit ridership rank, and the highest earning from the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector. The Pragmatists—having inferior reporting, however, good performance—such as Charlotte, Jacksonville, Milwaukee, San Francisco, and Denver, have the worst metro transit ridership rank, the lowest in population, and the lowest in individual poverty rate. Lastly, the Laggards—cities with both poor reporting and poor performance—such as Memphis, Detroit, Dallas, Indianapolis, El Paso, Philadelphia, Fort Worth, and Baltimore, have the highest individual poverty rate, highest family poverty rate, and highest total property crime.

Keywords: Corporate Sustainability Report, CSR, City Sustainability Report, Tourist, Property Crime, Cost of Living, Population, Metro Transit ridership, Poverty Rate, Median Household Income, Economic Indicators, Census Data, Sustainability, Environmental, Social, Reporting, Seattle, San Diego, Boston, San Jose, Austin and Phoenix, San Antonio, Columbus, Chicago, Houston, New York, Los Angeles, Charlotte, Jacksonville, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Denver, Memphis, Detroit, Dallas, Indianapolis, El Paso, Philadelphia, Fort Worth, Baltimore, Sustainability, Sustainability Report, Environmental Report, Environmental Indicators, Social, Crime Rate, Air Quality, Toxic and Waste, Drinking and Waste Water, Quality of Life, Parks and Recreation Opportunities, Human and Public Health, Global Warming

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 8, pp.191-200. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 3.062MB).

Elgeritte Adidjaja

Research Fellow, Roberts Environmental Center, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California, USA

Elgeritte Adidjaja has been a Research Fellow at the Roberts Environmental Center for nearly seven years, where she leads the research operation scoring the largest corporation in the world, using the Pacific Sustainability Index developed in the Center with the undergraduate students from the Claremont Colleges and publishes the results in papers, reports, and books. Before this, she was an urban planner analyst for the City of Riverside and the Western Riverside Council of Governments. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and her Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from the California Polytechnic University of Pomona, California.

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