What do Hong Kong, Mexico City, Nairobi, New Orleans, Belgrade and Darker share? They, along with Istanbul, Johannesburg, Beirut and Buenos Aires are included in the list of the top ten GOOD cities of the world. In 2014, GOOD magazine (goodmagazine.com) announced a list of 50 GOOD cities in the world.
To make the list a city has to be fulfill the requirements set up by the magazine to meet their definition of a City of Possibility. What, you are wondering, does it take to be awarded that designation?
There are eight categories that are considered: Civic engagement, active street life, be a hub for progress, green – in sync with the natural world, diverse, flourishes during a crisis, facilitates connections between neighbors and exhibits a work/life balance. The magazine says that of those included: “each will share an underlying ethos of citizens creatively engaging with their surroundings with the expectation that, with a little work, things can get better.”
See the complete list of what they call The Most Inspiring Cities. http://magazine.good.is/guides/good-cities-index-2014
What city inspires you? Is it on the GOOD list?