Not So Livable

A unit of the Economist magazine just put Pittsburgh at #1 among "most livable" US cities.

Before anyone gets too excited about that, remember that Detroit finished #7, ahead of less livable cities such as Boston, Seattle, and Minneapolis.

Still, whatever others and their datasets may think of Pittsburgh, the city and region are being restored to a certain equilibrium.  The Craze of the Cupcake Class may have crested, at least if this paean to the humble donut represents what Pittsburgh cares about today.


1 Response to "Not So Livable"

Stephen Gross said... 3/14/2011 10:04 PM

I guess it goes to show that we shouldn't pay too much attention to city rankings. Especially city rankings published by institutions that don't specialize in urban studies / planning.

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