Economist Intelligence Unit’s Spatially Adjusted Livability Index: Top World Cities

The Economist Intelligence Unit, among other things, ranks cities. It's offered a “Liveability Index” in the past but now enhances it with spatial characteristics for a new, improved “Spatially Adjusted Livability Index.” The seven spatial considerations: sprawl, green space, natural assets, culturual assetts, connectivity, isolation and pollution.

None of the top 10 are in the U.S.; they include: Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Paris and Toronto

None of the bottom 10 are in the U.S. either: they include: Tehran, Lusaka, Lagos and Karachi.

The top U.S. city, Washington DC was 14th.

- Smart Planet


Published Friday, July 6th, 2012

Written by Adena Schutzberg


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