Sustainable City Network Magazine, Vol. 8, is a compilation of the most popular articles on sCityNetwork.com in the second quarter of 2013.
In this issue, we continue our Leaderboard Series by showcasing the City of Madison, Wis. As the capital of Wisconsin and home to a Big Ten university, Madison is a regional center for government, education and healthcare – recently recognized by Forbes Magazine as the city with the highest percentage of individuals holding Ph.D.s in the United States. Long-time Mayor Paul Soglin started his political career as a student activist in the late 1960s and has been a strong advocate for environmental and social issues ever since, making Madison one of the "greenest" cities in the U.S.
Madison leadership must be doing something right: even at the height of the recent recession, its unemployment rate was 3.5 percent.
In other top stories: Find out how Buffalo, N.Y. is completely scrapping its out-dated unified development code and starting over with a new “green code” that makes sustainability a primary objective. And, learn what cities across the country are doing to prepare for the aging of America. If your community hasn’t started preparing yet, then you’re already behind. One in five Americans will be over 65 by the year 2030!
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