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Ranking the liveability of the world's major cities; the Global Liveable Cities Index (GLCI).

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Ranking the liveability of the world's major cities; the Global Liveable Cities Index (GLCI).

Giap, Tan Khee and Woo Wing Thye, Tan Kong Yam, Linda Low, Ee Ling Grace Aw.

World Scientific

2012

112 pages

$58.00

Hardcover

HT151

Public policy researchers from the National University of Singapore explore definitions of livability and how in any particular ranking it is influenced by the target audience. They cover what makes a city more livable; the empirical framework: methodology, data, and computational algorithm; the empirical findings and policy simulation; the livable city-states of Hong Kong and Singapore; and The Global Livable Cities Index in perspective. They find two fundamental types of rankings, one favoring cities where there is money to be made and the other favoring cities that are comfortable to live in.

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