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Pittsburgh, USA: Steel Town Turned Green Town

by Susan DeFreitas, in EarthTechling Newsletter

For a city more famous as the capital of the Rust Belt than the epicenter of sustainable development, Pittsburgh has been making some big green moves in recent years. From reclaiming its riverfronts via trails and parks to encouraging LEED-certified building and redevelopment, the city has managed to leverage a combination of public, private and non-profit funds to improve quality of life and attract jobs while cutting its carbon footprint. Oh, and did we mention that Pittsburgh is one of only three U.S. cities to have committed to carbon neutrality by 2030?

Architectural Record reports this southwestern Pennsylvania city has managed to turn a $124 million investment in a publicly accessible riverfront into $4 billion in corporate, public, nonprofit, and entertainment activity downtown. And while other regions in the state have struggled through the recession, southwestern Pennsylvania posted a job-growth rate of 3.9 percent between the first quarter of 2010 and the beginning of 2012, and now boasts more jobs than it did back in 2008. It’s also home to the nation’s highest percentage of adults with graduate degrees (alongside Washington, D.C.) per capita, attracted and supported by a local growth formula based on education and biotech.

For more: http://www.earthtechling.com/2012/10/pittsburgh-usa-steel-town-turned-green-town/

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