Wayno wrote:There's a few companies that do these surveys - and they tend to use slightly different ranking & weighting schemes. Anywhere in the top 50 is fantastic. Think about it - there's thousands of cities worldwide.
We don't really appreciate what we got...
I agree, considering the number of cities around the world, Adelaide did very
well. However take note:
Sydney placed 10th, Melbourne 18th, Perth 21st, Adelaide 30th and Brisbane 34th
It is interesting that while we rank high in the world, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth are all in front of us, yet in Adelaide we boast that we have "the best lifestyle in Australia" and so on and so forth. We criticise Melbourne and Sydney for having 'lots of concrete'
, yet the world perceives them as better places to live than us. I'm not saying that Adelaide isn't a desirable place to live, I enjoy living here and since we're 30th out of 1000s, we must
be good, but whenever someone interstate says something about Adelaide, everyone goes into a huge defence and loses their minds. I'm not saying that what the Lord Mayor of Melbourne said was acceptable, that episode's an exception, but rather than getting all arrogant towards people from interstate, perhaps we should actually consider what they say.
I am aware that this post will receive criticism (and Wayno, I expect a Batman picture by stating this
-that was a good one BTW
), however know that while I have a greater appreciation of what the cities interstate have to offer, I was born and raised in Adelaide and I will always call it home.
BTW, yes Shuz, Melbourne has been rated the "World's Most Liveable City" by several surveys of International Cities. For those of you who don't believe me and want a reference, get your hands on a copy of Great Cities of the World -Melbourne
. It's a medium sized, very slim green book with a picture taken from Southbank looking across the Yarra towards Flinders Street Station to and the buildings behind it.