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‘Most Liveable City’: Vancouver and Melbourne will reveal secret ingredients at 2012 Thriving Neighbourhood Conference

November 09, 2012

Australian and Canadian cities have traditionally dominated the world’s most liveable city rankings based on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index.  Indeed, Vancouver had topped the list for almost a decade until last year, when it fell to third place with Melbourne displacing it at the top spot.

Wayne Wright, a member of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors and Mayor of the City of New Westminster in Metro Vancouver, will share his city’s vision and strategies that have helped achieve “the highest quality of life including cultural vitality, economic prosperity, social justice and compassion, in a beautiful and nurtured environment”.

Former Lord Mayor of the City of Melbourne, Winsome McCaughey will share her experiences and knowledge of the City and reveal how Melbourne continues to strive to be an eco-city, ‘with a high density of housing, business and cultural uses that sustain an effective public transport system, and walking and cycling above car use’.