In the modern world, great cities are defined not only by their economic and cultural wealth but also by their efficiency and how they can respond to the needs of their population through facilities, services, and technological advances aimed to achieve one common goal: good quality of life.
Thanks to the wonders of science and technology, modern cities have gone beyond and explored more possibilities to further serve and build their communities one vision at a time. Let’s take a look at the world’s most efficient cities and discover what they have in common.
- Vienna, Austria
For the eighth time, Vienna ranked atop the Mercer’s list of the world’s most livable cities in 2017, recognizing the city’s effort to provide the highest quality of life in terms of socio-economic and political stability, public services, transport and medical services, education and recreation, housing and infrastructure, and most importantly, its natural environment.
- Vancouver, Canada
This Canadian city is second on this list because aside from winning one of the top ten spots in Mercer’s list, it has consistently played an important role as a major Canadian gateway to the Asian pacific regions. Its ports are rich and experience an enormous volume of transshipment traffic that contribute to the region’s booming economy. Aside from advocating a clean and green way of living, many communities in Vancouver enjoy safe and secure transportation facilities, and great educational services.
- Zurich, Switzerland
This Swiss city boasts a thriving metropolis, highlighting both modern and a classic way of life and living. Their clean streets as well as reliable access to transportation services are just two of the many factors that won Zurich its rank. As the second in Mercer’s list, Zurich also ranked as the one of the best cities preferred by expats, thanks to its highly-developed infrastructure and stable economy.