In Brief: Sep. 3, 2001

KID-FRIENDLY CITIES Environmental group Zero Population Growth has issued a report grading 239 U.S. cities on the quality of life they provide children. The study looked at access to quality health care, public safety, education and environmental cleanliness, as well as park acres per 1,000 persons and library circulation per child. The group gave its No. 1 ranking to Portland, Ore. The full report can be viewed at


New York City 4 A Los Angeles 19 C Chicago 16 B Houston 9 B+ Philadelphia 17 B Phoenix, Ariz. 18 C+ San Diego 10 B+ Dallas...

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