Hong Kong Named ‘World’s Best City to Live’

Want to live in the world’s best city? Better brush up on your Cantonese. According to a study released last week by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and BuzzData, a data sharing company, Hong Kong comes out on top of a new list created by combining the EIU’s famous Liveability Index with other data to create a new ranking.

Although Hong Kong received the lowest score for pollution among the top 10 cities, it was able to top the list because of good scores for green space, lack of urban sprawl, access to nature, and closeness to other big cities. “Hong Kong, the winner, is a very compact city that has managed to maintain its natural heritage, create a dense network of green spaces and enjoy extensive links to the rest of the world,” explained Lovato. “Hong Kong is the winner because I chose to give prominence to spatial characteristics.”

To read more please follow the link: http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/07/09/and-the-best-city-in-the-world-is/#ixzz20SutwHzZ

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