Friday, February 12, 2010

A pre-Olympic Vancouver victory

LIVEABILITY. Winter Olympic host city Vancouver scored another victory as the world’s best city to live in, just in time before the opening of the Games tonight.
Vancouver on the Canadian West Coast tops the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest liveability ranking. Canadian and Australian cities take seven of the top ten spots on the list.
Each city is assigned a score for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five categories: stability, health care, culture and environment, education, infrastructure.
“Vancouver scores well across all categories in the survey and the forthcoming Winter Games contribute to a strong score in the cultural and sporting events category”, comments Jon Copestake, editor of the report, in a press release.
The top ten cities are:
Vancouver, Canada
Vienna, Austria
Melbourne, Australia
Toronto, Canada
Calgary, Canada
Helsinki, Finland
Sydney, Australia
Perth, Australia
Adelaide, Australia
Auckland, New Zealand

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