I've beeen thinking about it, and why don't they try doing LEED for cities? This would be a good way to help control the sprawl and start making our cities more sustainable for the future.
Points could be based on:
local food production
mass transit avail.
parks & greenspace
streetscape (roads and sidewalks)
green infrastructure (inc. rain gardens, etc...)
historic landmark preservation
# of LEED cert. buildings
# of LEED cert. people
preserved land (preservation/Ntl. & State Parks)
variety of species in/around city
quality of zoo
Things like eliminating/slowing sprawl and significantly reducing auto dependence would be worth much more in LEED points.