In an effort to identify U.S. cities with some of the most progressive, forward-thinking policies, the Huffington Post researched a number of diverse areas to compile this top 10 list. They looked at things such as “…urban planning, social policy, environmental policy, as well as number of new inventions and patent requests.” Not surprisingly, Cleveland earned a spot on the list!
Here is what the Huffington Post had to say about what makes Cleveland a “forward-thinking” city:
“Economic equality and sustainability. Sustainable Cleveland is working over 10 years to create a more eco-friendly city in the face of climate change deniers everywhere. In 2016 they’re leading a greener transportation initiative, and a bike share program (already present in lots of bigger cities) will arrive. There is also a mobile farmers’ market where, in contrast to the elite, expensive vibe you find in some markets, WIC checks are accepted.”
To see what other cities made the list, please click here.