Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Economist: Vancouver #1 again

Vancouver world's most livable city
Toronto 3rd, Calgary in 6th spot

Vancouver Sun: Vancouver has once again snagged top honours as the world's most livable city... Canadian and Australian cities hold six of the top 10 slots in the Economist Intelligence Unit's global liveability poll, which ranks 140 cities on five factors: health care, stability, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.

The poll listed Vancouver in the first place with a ranking of 98 per cent, with the report the city's only challenges were 'petty crime and availability of good-quality housing.'

Vancouver was followed by Vienna, Melbourne, and Toronto in the top four, while Helsinki, Geneva, Zurich and Sydney also placed among the top-10 livable destinations.

The report noted there wasn't much difference among the top-10 cities, which tended to be mid-sized, in developed countries with a low population density and with lower crime levels or infrastructure problems often caused by large populations.

Economist.com: Cities in Canada and Australia are the most liveable in the world.

Images from original articles.