What are Liveable Cities?

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A presentation, by Rashiq Fataar, Director of Future Cape Town, on Liveable Cities.
Presented at City Hall in Pretoria, as part of the Tshwane 2055 process in September 2012.

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  • The Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest ranking of the World’s most Livable Cities has been unveiled, with Melbourne topping the list, ahead of Vienna and Vancouver. The South African cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria were ranked 92nd and 96th respectively, with Johannesburg interestingly enough, tied with Brazilian cities, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. However, my recent visit to Brazil, does make me question the individual factors which have not placed Rio de Janeiro ahead of its Brazilian counterpart. With more information and data unavailable, I am a bit skeptical.Cape Town has not been included the sample of cities which were surveyed, but it is probable that it would remain quite close to Johannesburg and Pretoria, and one might even suggest that it could be ahead of both of those cities.The major theme however is the dominance of the Australian cities. Melbourne (1st), Adelaide (5th), Sydney (7th), Perth (9th) and Brisbane (20th) are all ranked within the top 20 cities, which suggests that Australia (along with Auckland at 10th) may be holding the secret ingredients to building more livable cities, and that an immediate study tour should be embarked upon by cities. Or not?London, the successful host of the 2012 Olympic Games, drops in the rankings from 53rd to 55th, largely as a result of the London Riots, and civil unrest, while past Olympic host cities Sydney (7th), Barcelona (33rd), Athens (66th) , Beijing (72nd) finding themselves on either side of the British capital.Another interesting observation is the ranking of Copenhagen, 22nd on the list, while the Monocle Top 25 Quality of Life survey ranked the city 3rd.The ranking scores 140 cities from 0-100 on 30 factors spread across five areas: stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure. These numbers are then weighted and combined to produce an overall figure. The cities at the top of the table are separated by tiny differences, with just 0.3 percentage points between first and fourth. (Source: The Economist blog)
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest ranking of the World’s most Livable Cities has been unveiled, with Melbourne topping the list, ahead of Vienna and Vancouver. The South African cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria were ranked 92nd and 96th respectively, with Johannesburg interestingly enough, tied with Brazilian cities, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. However, my recent visit to Brazil, does make me question the individual factors which have not placed Rio de Janeiro ahead of its Brazilian counterpart. With more information and data unavailable, I am a bit skeptical.Cape Town has not been included the sample of cities which were surveyed, but it is probable that it would remain quite close to Johannesburg and Pretoria, and one might even suggest that it could be ahead of both of those cities.The major theme however is the dominance of the Australian cities. Melbourne (1st), Adelaide (5th), Sydney (7th), Perth (9th) and Brisbane (20th) are all ranked within the top 20 cities, which suggests that Australia (along with Auckland at 10th) may be holding the secret ingredients to building more livable cities, and that an immediate study tour should be embarked upon by cities. Or not?London, the successful host of the 2012 Olympic Games, drops in the rankings from 53rd to 55th, largely as a result of the London Riots, and civil unrest, while past Olympic host cities Sydney (7th), Barcelona (33rd), Athens (66th) , Beijing (72nd) finding themselves on either side of the British capital.Another interesting observation is the ranking of Copenhagen, 22nd on the list, while the Monocle Top 25 Quality of Life survey ranked the city 3rd.The ranking scores 140 cities from 0-100 on 30 factors spread across five areas: stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure. These numbers are then weighted and combined to produce an overall figure. The cities at the top of the table are separated by tiny differences, with just 0.3 percentage points between first and fourth. (Source: The Economist blog)
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest ranking of the World’s most Livable Cities has been unveiled, with Melbourne topping the list, ahead of Vienna and Vancouver. The South African cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria were ranked 92nd and 96th respectively, with Johannesburg interestingly enough, tied with Brazilian cities, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. However, my recent visit to Brazil, does make me question the individual factors which have not placed Rio de Janeiro ahead of its Brazilian counterpart. With more information and data unavailable, I am a bit skeptical.Cape Town has not been included the sample of cities which were surveyed, but it is probable that it would remain quite close to Johannesburg and Pretoria, and one might even suggest that it could be ahead of both of those cities.The major theme however is the dominance of the Australian cities. Melbourne (1st), Adelaide (5th), Sydney (7th), Perth (9th) and Brisbane (20th) are all ranked within the top 20 cities, which suggests that Australia (along with Auckland at 10th) may be holding the secret ingredients to building more livable cities, and that an immediate study tour should be embarked upon by cities. Or not?London, the successful host of the 2012 Olympic Games, drops in the rankings from 53rd to 55th, largely as a result of the London Riots, and civil unrest, while past Olympic host cities Sydney (7th), Barcelona (33rd), Athens (66th) , Beijing (72nd) finding themselves on either side of the British capital.Another interesting observation is the ranking of Copenhagen, 22nd on the list, while the Monocle Top 25 Quality of Life survey ranked the city 3rd.The ranking scores 140 cities from 0-100 on 30 factors spread across five areas: stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure. These numbers are then weighted and combined to produce an overall figure. The cities at the top of the table are separated by tiny differences, with just 0.3 percentage points between first and fourth. (Source: The Economist blog)
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest ranking of the World’s most Livable Cities has been unveiled, with Melbourne topping the list, ahead of Vienna and Vancouver. The South African cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria were ranked 92nd and 96th respectively, with Johannesburg interestingly enough, tied with Brazilian cities, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. However, my recent visit to Brazil, does make me question the individual factors which have not placed Rio de Janeiro ahead of its Brazilian counterpart. With more information and data unavailable, I am a bit skeptical.Cape Town has not been included the sample of cities which were surveyed, but it is probable that it would remain quite close to Johannesburg and Pretoria, and one might even suggest that it could be ahead of both of those cities.The major theme however is the dominance of the Australian cities. Melbourne (1st), Adelaide (5th), Sydney (7th), Perth (9th) and Brisbane (20th) are all ranked within the top 20 cities, which suggests that Australia (along with Auckland at 10th) may be holding the secret ingredients to building more livable cities, and that an immediate study tour should be embarked upon by cities. Or not?London, the successful host of the 2012 Olympic Games, drops in the rankings from 53rd to 55th, largely as a result of the London Riots, and civil unrest, while past Olympic host cities Sydney (7th), Barcelona (33rd), Athens (66th) , Beijing (72nd) finding themselves on either side of the British capital.Another interesting observation is the ranking of Copenhagen, 22nd on the list, while the Monocle Top 25 Quality of Life survey ranked the city 3rd.The ranking scores 140 cities from 0-100 on 30 factors spread across five areas: stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure. These numbers are then weighted and combined to produce an overall figure. The cities at the top of the table are separated by tiny differences, with just 0.3 percentage points between first and fourth. (Source: The Economist blog)
  • What are Liveable Cities?

    1. 1. LIVEABLECITIES = ?
    2. 2. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE 2055: A PRESENTATIONMAKE NO LITTLE PLANS.THINK BIG.
    3. 3. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE 2055: A PRESENTATIONLIVEABLE CITIES = ?WHAT ARE THEINGREDIENTS?
    4. 4. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE 2055: A PRESENTATIONLIVEABLE CITIES = ACCESSTOTRANSPORT, HOUSING, EDUCATION ETC.
    5. 5. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE 2055: A PRESENTATIONLIVEABLE CITIESWALKABLE, SUSTAINABLE, SAFE, DENSE, PUBLICSPACES, “CONNECTED”
    6. 6. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE2055: A PRESENTATION
    7. 7. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE 2055: A PRESENTATIONLIVEABLE CITIES = LIVEABLEFOR WHO?
    8. 8. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE 2055: A PRESENTATIONLIVEABLE CITIES + LOVEABLECITIES
    9. 9. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE2055: A PRESENTATION
    10. 10. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE 2055: A PRESENTATIONLIVEABLE CITIES: ASICONIC, AS A BRAND
    11. 11. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE 2055: A PRESENTATIONLIVEABLE CITIES +CONNECTION TO CITIZENS
    12. 12. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE2055: A PRESENTATION
    13. 13. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE2055: A PRESENTATION
    14. 14. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE 2055: A PRESENTATIONLIVEABLE CITIES: TO LIVE ORTO RETIRE? TO REST OR TOBE ENERGIZED?
    15. 15. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE2055: A PRESENTATION
    16. 16. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE 2055: A PRESENTATIONLIVEABLE CITIES: TO LIVE ORTO RETIRE? TO REST OR TOBE ENERGIZED?
    17. 17. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE 2055: A PRESENTATIONLIVEABLE CITIES + 1 MILLIONPEOPLE
    18. 18. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE2055: A PRESENTATION
    19. 19. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE 2055: A PRESENTATIONLIVEABLE CITIES:AS AN ECONOMIC TOOL
    20. 20. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE 2055: A PRESENTATIONLIVEABLE CITIES:THE WORLD’S MOSTLIVEABLE CITIES ARE?
    21. 21. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE2055: A PRESENTATION
    22. 22. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE2055: A PRESENTATION
    23. 23. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE2055: A PRESENTATION
    24. 24. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE 2055: A PRESENTATIONLIVEABLE CITIES:RESILIENCE + AUTHENTIC +INCLUSIVE
    25. 25. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE 2055: A PRESENTATIONLIVEABLE CITIES:BE YOURSELF
    26. 26. LIVEABLE CITIES - TSHWANE 2055: A PRESENTATIONLIVEABLE CITIES:TOWARDS 2055

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