(PITTSBURGH) August 16, 2012 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today proudly announced that Pittsburgh has retained its title as one of the most livable cities in the world. For the second year in a row, The Economist ranked Pittsburgh 30th among the top 50 most livable cities in the world, and one of only two U.S. cities in the top 30. This latest accolade complements the City’s reign as America’s “Most Livable City,” awarded by The Economist and Forbes.com for the past three consecutive years.
“Our work to make Pittsburgh even better continues. This year, our City's crime rate dropped again for the fifth consecutive year to all-time historic lows,” Ravenstahl said. “We continue to roll up our sleeves and make Pittsburgh even more livable by creating new developments Downtown and in neighborhoods across the City, building strong infrastructure to support our thriving economy and by investing in our young people through The Pittsburgh Promise scholarship program."
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Livability Survey studied 140 cities under five categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. Honolulu is the most livable city in the United States, placing 26th. Read more here.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Office of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl
512 City County Building | 414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2626 | facsimile: 412-255-2687