World’s most liveable city

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Melbourne has outperformed 139 of the world’s major cities to be voted the world’s most liveable city for the fourth year in a row.

Melbourne topped  the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index (EIU), which is the world’ most widely accepted ranking of liveability.

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said Melbourne excelled in the five criteria: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

“To be named the world’ most liveable city for four consecutive years is a great honour and a testament to the enviable lifestyle that Melbourne offers,” the Lord Mayor said.

“Melbourne brings together commerce, education, health, sport, cultural and residential areas, all of which can be accessed by foot, on bike, in cars or on public transport.”

Melbourne has also recently been named:

  • the world’s friendliest city (alongside Auckland) by Conde Nast Traveller Friendliest Cities Survey
  • third in the Monocle Quality of Life Survey 2014, following Copenhagen and Tokyo
  • Winner of the C40 Siemens City Climate Leadership Award for the built environment, beating New York City and Berlin for retrofitting commercial buildings and
  • the Most Admired Knowledge City (MAKC) for the third time, at the sixth Knowledge Cities World Summit

What’s your favourite thing about living in Melbourne?

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Zara is a healthy home consultant, author and keynote speaker on a mission to empower 1 million people to takes steps towards a healthier home. Zara learned about the link between our homes and our health after going through two different types of cancer. Zara is passionate about shining the spotlight on what she believes to be the least understood health challenges of our time, and sharing the things she wishes she had known, that could have prevented the illnesses she has been through. Recognised as one of Australia’s leading health influencers, Zara was a finalist in the 2014 Bupa Health Influencer of the Year Awards. She has appeared on TEN News, Today Show and The Project, been featured in the Herald Sun, I Quit Sugar, and contributed Medibank’s Be. Magazine and Fairfax health online publications. Zara contributed to the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s first comprehensive report on breast cancer in young women in Australia.

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