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Title: Calgary named top liveable city in the world

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COCShortDescription: The Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked Calgary the top in North America and fourth in the world

COCDescription: <p>​After being repeatedly ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit as the fifth most liveable city in the world, Calgary is now fourth making it the most liveable city in North America according to the annual global study. </p> <p>The Economist’s 2018 “Global Livability Index” surveyed 140 cities around the world and ranked them on 30 factors in five categories: stability (weighted 20 per cent), healthcare (20 per cent), culture and environment (25 per cent), education (10 per cent) and infrastructure (20 per cent). </p> <p style="font-size:32px"><a href="https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-economist-liveability-1.4784524" target="_blank" style="font-size:8pt">Read the CBC story here.</a><br /></p> <p><a href="https://www.eiu.com/public/topical_report.aspx?campaignid=Liveability2018" target="_blank">Download the full report from the EIU here.</a></p> <p>&quot;This is a very big deal. We are ranked the best city to live in North America and fourth best in the world. Let’s shout that from the rooftops!</p> <p>&quot;We live in a time when some politicians and grumpy people on social media would have us believe that this is a place with nothing but problems. While we always work to be better, let’s remember what an amazing community that generations of Calgarians (public servants and private citizens alike!) have built for us all to enjoy.</p> <p>&quot;Calgary is an extraordinary place where people from around the world have come--and continue to come--to invest, to raise their families, and to build great lives. I’m very proud, and we all should be too!&quot;Calgary is an extraordinary place where people from around the world have come--and continue to come--to invest, to raise their families, and to build great lives. I’m very proud, and we all should be too!&quot; </p> <p style="text-align:right">- Mayor Naheed Nenshi</p>

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Back | August 14, 2018

​After being repeatedly ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit as the fifth most liveable city in the world, Calgary is now fourth making it the most liveable city in North America according to the annual global study.

The Economist’s 2018 “Global Livability Index” surveyed 140 cities around the world and ranked them on 30 factors in five categories: stability (weighted 20 per cent), healthcare (20 per cent), culture and environment (25 per cent), education (10 per cent) and infrastructure (20 per cent). 

Read the CBC story here.

Download the full report from the EIU here.

"This is a very big deal. We are ranked the best city to live in North America and fourth best in the world. Let’s shout that from the rooftops!

"We live in a time when some politicians and grumpy people on social media would have us believe that this is a place with nothing but problems. While we always work to be better, let’s remember what an amazing community that generations of Calgarians (public servants and private citizens alike!) have built for us all to enjoy.

"Calgary is an extraordinary place where people from around the world have come--and continue to come--to invest, to raise their families, and to build great lives. I’m very proud, and we all should be too!"Calgary is an extraordinary place where people from around the world have come--and continue to come--to invest, to raise their families, and to build great lives. I’m very proud, and we all should be too!" 

- Mayor Naheed Nenshi

Tags: Better economy; Stronger communities

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