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All over the world, different human rights organizations push for the provision of basic human needs. Governments all over the world also spend a lot of time talking about these same basic human needs. Depending on whom you ask, the list of basic human needs could have four, five or more items. However, regardless of […]

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The Most Livable Cities in the World 2011

Vancouver has once again topped the list of the world’s most liveable cities, according to the reputable Economist Intelligence Unit. Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city claimed second place from Vienna whilst other Australian and Canadian cities dominated the list’s top 10 spots.

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Travel: Sleep in a Sphere on Vancouver Island

Beautiful and secluded, Free Spirit Spheres is a set of free-hanging spherical hotel rooms strung up in a Vancouver Island forest. The rooms are 10-foot wooden spheres hung up 15 feet above the forest floor, accessible only by a spiral staircase wrapped around a tree trunk.

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The World’s Most Livable Cities 2010

There are a number of different rankings each year that hold authority, including Monocle (Tyler Brule’s incarnation following *Wallpaper) and Mercer, but the global affairs magazine, The Economist, is perhaps the most prestigious (and indeed uses data from Mercer). The report placed Vancouver, Canada as the most livable city in the world, with Vienna taking second place followed by Melbourne, Australia.

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Michael Marquettes View from the Bridge: Sydney Property is More Expensive than New York

Michael Marquette of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: In raising interest rates yesterday by 0.25% the Reserve Bank of Australia has signaled that it is hugely concerned by the level of property prices in Australia. Without question prices for residential dwellings decreased since the beginning of the financial crisis. What is also without question is that properties under $600,000 AUD have been uncomfortably increasing in price throughout 2009.

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2009 The World’s Best Cities: Tyler Brule’s Quality of Life List

The Quality of Life list was launched two years ago by Tyler Brule, founder of Wallpaper* magazine, as part of his new “baby” – Monocle – a lifestyle and global design magazine. Featuring some of the best cities in the world, including, Sydney, Melbourne, Tokyo, Zurich, Montreal and the majority of the Scandinavian beauties the list looks not simple at the standard livability measures, for instance the cost of housing and infrastructure but also seeks to go one step further but suggesting what factors truly make a city great.

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The Most Livable (and Unlivable) Cities In The World

The annual survey for 2008 by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has found Vancouver, Canada to be the most livable city in the world. Vancouver The EIU ranked 127 cities, based on their personal risk, infrastructure and the availability of goods and services. All the cities that fell into the “most livable” bracket were based […]

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