Saturday, September 01, 2007

"Liveability - where the grass is greener"

In The Economist Intelligence Unit's LIVEABILITY RANKING of December 2006, Adelaide is one of the most liveable destinations in the world.

As part of the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey, living conditions in more than 125 cities around the world were assessed by looking at indicators grouped into five categories: stability; healthcare; culture and environment; education; and infrastructure.

One of the delights of living in Adelaide, regarded as Australia's '20-minute city', where most metropolitan trips fall within the convenient 20-minute radius - be it the beach or the hills, is certainly the ease of movement. Adelaide, a beautiful garden city, qualifies as one of the best planned cities - laid out on a square mile grid with wide streets and a buffer zone of green encircling the entire city.

Living in a suburb north of the square mile across the Torrens River but still within the green belt ensures that I get to experience a piece of this nirvana. La dolce vita!

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