Menino pushes Boston for ‘Most Innovative City’ title

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Today, the Bay State was named the most energy efficient state in the nation; now, the mayor of Boston wants the Hub to take the title of “Most Innovative City in the World.”

Mayor Thomas M. Menino took to Twitter today to ask people to cast their vote and get Boston to the forefront of a Citi sponsored competition put on by the Wall Street Journal.

[View the story "Menino on innovation city" on Storify]

Boston is among 24 cities to be nominated, including Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, London and New York.

The reason Boston is in the running: The city focuses on “smart growth” that makes good use of its limited land, and is proactive about protecting its greenbelts and urban sprawl; the Solar Boston program; the anticipated opening of $5.5 million Boston Innovation Center in May; its minimal water consumption – 74 gallons per person per day; the $3 billion Boston Innovation District master plan; and the $40 million, federally funded renovation of housing developments using green technology.

Hub supporters can vote here.


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