We're No. 3 :(

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  1. Doug_yvr

    Doug_yvr Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Vancouver got demoted from the World's Most Livable City to the 3rd Most Livable City. All because of a traffic accident on the Island.

    World's 10 most livable cities:
    Melbourne.
    Vienna.
    Vancouver.
    Toronto.
    Calgary.
    Sydney.
    Helsinki.
    Perth.
    Adelaide.
    Auckland
     
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    8 of 10 are former English Empire cities. It does say something :)
     
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    Ziggy Stardust Well-Known Member

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    Awwwww yeah. Melbourne is top! :mrgreen:
     
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    Paris Well-Known Member

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    That the British Empah had at one time subjugated much of the world ?
     
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    Panzerkampfwagen New Member

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    Something wrong with the list.
     
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    HonestJoe Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Stop moaning and get a bit proactive! A couple of quick trips to Melbourne and Vienna to have a little "accident" on their major commuter routes and you're all good next year. ;-)

    This does show that these top 10 places are all very speculative and can easily be manipulated to give pretty much whatever result the people putting them together want. They just make me wonder what they're selling.
     
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    Doug_yvr Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Now that is an excellent idea. Devious, but excellent!
     
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    wyly Well-Known Member

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    i've been to vancouver many times but still prefer to live in calgary rated at #5,and calgary isn't my favorite city either ...so i don't put much faith in the list...
     
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    Given both Toronto and Calgary were on the list, I would have to agree with the top poster.

    At one time, Canada was the most livable place in the world, and Saskatchewan the most livable province. Indeed, that means that at one point, you wanted to live in Wheat-Land to live the life.

    Given how different many cities are and how the comparisons tie up, the rankings are likely to be way off. Constructs like that simply cannot be analogous across cities. Calgary might have less traffic jams, but the city is poorly laid out and missing a turnoff requires a long journey to turn around and get back home, for example, and is an incredibly expensive place to live with suffering services and few community activities.

    It may be clean and economically successful, but it definitely has not glaring failings.
     
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    wyly Well-Known Member

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    I did live in sask for many many years, horrible long winters, mosquito plagues in the summer, short on amenities,...




    no different than any large city when you're on major traffic arteries...it has many community activities that I choose not to take part in, educational opportunities far exceed sask. ...it is expensive just like any large city but the wages are higher than average, an electrician, carpenter or such trade skill earnings of 100K+ are not unusual...not the place to be if you're without a job but there many opportunities...
     
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    Vancouver hasn't been livable since the mid-80's when it was conquered by China.

    I remember when you could still walk through Surrey, without running the risk of being beaten and robbed by gangs of Pakistanis, and people actually spoke English.
     

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