Views: 6432|Replies: 1

CNN:最新世界宜居城市排行榜——香港荣登榜首 [Copy link] 中文

Rank: 8Rank: 8

August's Best Contributor 2012 July's Best Contributor 2012

Post time 2012-7-11 11:22:26 |Display all floors
This post was edited by ttt222 at 2012-7-11 11:25

在《经济学人》信息部推出的最新世界宜居城市排行榜上香港荣登首位,这也许会使许多人大跌眼镜,你的看法怎样呢?




当最新的世界宜居城市排行榜登上报纸头条时,温哥华和墨尔本的居民都高兴不起来了。

近年来在《经济学家》信息部(EIU)每两年主办的全球最宜居城市排行榜上,这两个城市都竞相争夺着榜首的位置,但是在该机构最新公布的排行榜上却名落孙山。

香港取而代之荣登榜首,这是由建筑师兼城市规划师菲利普 洛瓦托主导的研究得出的结论,洛瓦托先生在EIU主办的宜居城市数据诠释新方法竞赛中胜出。

EIU会同数据提供商BuzzData对公众开放了城市排名和居住成本方面的数据,邀请人们参与编制新的宜居城市排行榜。

洛瓦托的排名结合了城市规划方面的数据,包括城市的绿化空间,无无序扩张,自然资源,文化资源,对外联系和无隔离性等方面的数据。

结果得到了这个经过“空间调整”的包含了70个国家城市的宜居城市名单,在这张名单里人们熟识的宜居城市温哥华,墨尔本和维也纳被赶出了前十位,并且在前十位中有六个城市来自欧洲。

这张名单也表明,尽管在7月1日有40万愤怒的居民走上街头抗议香港回归中国大陆后发生的变化,这个城市还是被选为世界上最宜居的城市。

“榜首得主香港是一个空间紧凑的城市,但是很好地保护了她的自然遗承,创造出密集的绿色空间,并且与世界其它地方保持着广泛的联系。”洛瓦托先生说。

加拿大人怎么说?

宜居城市排行榜不再是澳大利亚和加拿大城市的天下,在这张新的排行榜上欧洲城市占了多数。阿姆斯特丹排名第二,德国的柏林和慕尼黑进入了前十位。

日本的大阪和东京分别是第三和第十位,多伦多是唯一在EIU的新老排行榜上都进入前十位的加拿大城市。

据加拿大发行量最大的报纸“多伦多星报”称,与欧洲竞争城市相比多伦多缺乏文化资源,所以在排行榜上掉落到了第八位。
但是这家报纸评论道,“调查并不全面,文化资源是以与联合国教科文组织的世界遗产地是否邻近来评价的。”

当我们仍然想不明白,为什么空气污染没有把香港从名单上去除,我们认为,让你自己去判断哪个城市是世界上最伟大的城市总是一件不错的事情。

毕竟大多数人都是这么做的。

经过“空间调整”的最宜居城市排行榜

1、香港
2、阿姆斯特丹
3、大阪
4、巴黎
5、悉尼
6、斯德哥尔摩
7、柏林
8、多伦多
9、慕尼黑
10、东京

原文中文译本:《城市排名:香港最佳

原文的读者跟帖:
温妮·赖的跟帖
作为一名80后的香港人我不想冒犯任何人,但我认为这样的评选结果很荒唐。在香港贫富差距越来越大,教育体制误人子弟,大多数香港人每天工作很长的时间,就不要说政府的低效率和环境污染越来越严重。最重要的是这个城市缺乏对大多数市民在文化素养方面的熏陶,这样的城市能说是最宜居的城市吗?你知道我说到的都是香港的现实,你不能对这样的现实视而不见。我希望评判者在公布结果前自己先看看清楚,这样的结果让人难以接受。

来源:译言网

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

August's Best Contributor 2012 July's Best Contributor 2012

Post time 2012-7-11 11:40:22 |Display all floors

Latest 'liveable city' index -- sorry Vancouver, you're gone
An EIU competition to come up with a new way to rank city liveability sees stalwarts Vancouver, Vienna and Melbourne booted out


Beautiful, but is it the world's most liveable?

Neither proud Vancouverites nor Melbourne's residents will be happy about the latest liveability index to have hit the headlines.

Those two cities, which have in recent years jousted for the top spot in the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)'s bi-annual global liveability index, didn't feature at all in the latest ranking to be published by the organization.

Instead, Hong Kong took the no. 1 spot, in the study that was compiled by an architect and urban planner, Filippo Lovato, the winner of EIU's competition to come up with a new way of interpreting their data.

EIU, in collaboration with data-sharing company BuzzData, opened their city ranking and cost of living data to the public and invited people to compile a new city index.


Lovato's entry added data on urban planning, including cities' green space, (lack of) sprawl, natural assets, cultural assets, connectivity and (lack of) isolation.

The result -- a "spatially adjusted" liveability list comprising 70 countries that sees regular favorites such as Vancouver, Melbourne and Vienna booted out of the top 10, and six of the top 10 entries coming from Europe.

It also means that despite 400,000 angry residents taking to the streets on July 1 to protest the changes since the handover from the British to the Chinese, Hong Kong was selected as the most liveable city in the world.


“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,” said Lovato.


What did the Canadians say about this?

Instead of being dominated by Aussies and Canucks, European cities ruled most of the revised index. Amsterdam came second while Germany had two cities in top 10, Berlin and Munich.


Osaka and Tokyo from Japan took the third and 10th places. Toronto was the only city to make the top 10 in both EIU's regular liveability index and this one.


But Toronto was pulled down to the eighth place due to its lack of cultural assets, compared to its European competitors, according to Canada's highest-circulated newspaper Toronto Star.


The newspaper commented: "The survey is not exhaustive. Cultural assets were measured by proximity to UNESCO World Heritage Sites."


While we're still pondering why air pollution did not oust Hong Kong from this list, we think there's nothing wrong with having your own reasoning for the world's greatest cities.


Most people do that, after all.

'Spatially adjusted' most livable cities
  • Hong Kong
  • Amsterdam
  • Osaka
  • Paris
  • Sydney
  • Stockholm
  • Berlin
  • Toronto
  • Munich
  • Tokyo

Source: CNNGo.com

Use magic tools Report

You can't reply post until you log in Log in | register

BACK TO THE TOP
Contact us:Tel: (86)010-84883548, Email: blog@chinadaily.com.cn
Blog announcement:| We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use content, including words, photos and videos, which you provide to our blog
platform, for non-profit purposes on China Daily media, comprising newspaper, website, iPad and other social media accounts.