Boston Ranked 3rd Best American City, by Design

A June 25th article in BusinessWeek magazine highlights a study by architectural firm RMJM Hillier, the article list the top ten American cities ranked by design. The study included an assessment of cities with a population greater than 500,000 and interestingly included weighting by “number of ‘green’ buildings and level of sustainability”.

Boston was ranked 3rd behind New York (2nd) and Chicago (1st).

Why Chicago edged out New York for the top spot
The article quotes Peter Schubert, RMJM Hillier design director: “The green aspects of a city—its sustainability, environment-friendly initiatives—were the most important features of design we considered”.


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