Boston's Innovation Renaissance; The Greenest Street in America; Measuring the 'Weirdness Factor'

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The construction and job creation boom in Boston is fueled by innovation, job creation, housing and excellent political and civic leadership, according to the cover story in the latest issue of Sustainable Communities magazine.

The coverage of the Boston renaissance includes details on the Innovation District and high-tech job creation, as well as close-ups on climate action, green retrofits, and affordable housing development.

This issue also includes a breakdown of cities and where they stand in a new ranking of characteristics such as "the weirdness factor." The rankings are from CEOs for Cities' "City Vitals" report, which takes a very unusual approach to measures of urban vitality.

Another important story focuses on new ideas in California and other states to make it easier to retrofit multifamily housing properties for improved energy and water efficiency.

Other stories include items on:

• New York City's cycling sales boost
• Taking on the home mortgage deduction
• Chicago creates the "greenest street" in America
• How making streets more walkable can pay off for your town
• Meet America's Leaders in Sustainability

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"Sustainable Communities Magazine is the only national journal on the new nexus between urban development and carbon emissions reduction. It provides in-depth, practical reporting on the worldwide movement to make cities more sustainable," said Andre Shashaty, editor of the publication.

Sustainable Communities Magazine is published by the Partnership for Sustainable Communities,® a nonprofit organization based in San Rafael, CA. Subscriptions are offered as a benefit of membership in the organization. PSC depends on memberships and donations to pursue its mission.

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CONTACT: Carol Yee 415-453-2100 ext 302Source:Partnership for Sustainable Communities