Green cities report published
A new report looks at how building green cities with green jobs will help in the pursuit of a green economy.
Fri, May 08 2009 at 5:43 PM
The report looks at green building, green jobs and transportation and how they will need to change in order to help the country’s urban centers lead the nation to a green economy. However, this report isn’t just geared towards having the middle- and higher-income urban dwellers be a part of this change but having the low-income individuals take advantage of the programs for change as well.
In the report’s introduction, Ben Hecht, president & CEO of Living Cities says, “We are also supporting some of the first large-scale attempts to develop green jobs training programs for low-income and low-skilled populations by extending grants and planning support to six cities.” Source: Green Cities
The report ends with several recommendations including building retrofits, reengineering the workforce and reorienting real estate markets to take advantage of public transit options.
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