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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Economist: World's 10 Most Livable Cities

Best Cities Worldwide: Canada takes 3 of top 5, Australia 4 of top ten globally

Based on the methodology utilized in this study, cities scoring highest are usually medium-sized cities in wealthier countries with a relatively low population density. This often fosters a broad range of recreational availability without leading to high crime levels or overburdened infrastructure. 7 of the top 10 scoring cities are in Australia and Canada, where population densities of 2.88 and 3.40 people per sq km respectively compare with a global (land) average of 45.65 and a US average of 32.

#1 - Vancouver, BC; Canadian city is world's most livable

Economist Most Livable Cities chart - Top Ten Cities

#2 - Melbourne, Australia; skyline at night

#3 - Vienna, Austria, skyline at dusk

#4 - Toronto Canada skyline

#5 - Calgary Alberta skyline

#6 - University of Helsinki Library, Helsinki, Finland

#7 - Sydney Australia skyline

#8 - Perth Australia at night

#9 - Adelaide Australia skyline photo

#10 - Auckland New Zealand skyline

1 comment:

  1. The perth skyline #8 isnt perth that is mumbai India!


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