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Vancouver is no. 1 again, but why exactly?... and what about externalities?

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  • Todd Edelman
    Vancouver is best place to live Vancouver is the world s best place to live, a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has found. The EIU ranked 127
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 8, 2005
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      Vancouver is 'best place to live'

      Vancouver is the world's best place to live, a survey
      by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has found.

      The EIU ranked 127 cities in terms of personal risk,
      infrastructure and the availability of goods and
      services.

      <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4306936.stm>

      Article talks relatively specifically about
      "terrorismfree" but only vaguely about
      "infrastructure" as positives...

      Press release from EIU is here:

      >http://store.eiu.com/index.asp?layout=pr_story&press_id=660001866&ref=pr_list>

      Link to more info is here:

      <http://eiu.enumerate.com/asp/wcol_Login.asp?from=wcol_SalaryCalculator.asp&>

      You have to pay for it but if you click on "resources"
      above it will show more about how they conducted
      analysis.

      <http://eiu.enumerate.com/asp/wcol_HelpIndexCalc.asp>

      They ask about "quality" (?) of roads, quality of
      public transport, quality of international links
      (air???, rail??)... but they miss alot (walkability,
      safety of children, air quality etc etc... though they
      do ask about prices of domestic help! Hmm... who is
      this survey for, exactly?) and because there seems to
      be no discussion about External Costs how truly valid
      IS this research?

      Todd, Green Idea Factory



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