Vancouver has once again been named the most livable city in the world. But some fear that the qualities that pushed the city to top honors will be hard to maintain as the city grows.
"Vancouver has once again topped the list of the world's most livable cities, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit."
"But even those who tout the city's virtues warn that planners will have to work hard to keep the title as more people flock to the attractive destination."
"The EIU rated Vancouver the top of 132 cities surveyed, citing its low crime, little threat from instability or terrorism and highly developed transport and communications infrastructure."
"It was followed by Melbourne, Vienna, Perth, Toronto and Sydney. Four of the 10 most livable cities were in Australia."
"But as more people come here, Vancouver could find itself falling in the rankings, some say, unless it manages to sustain its way of life while meeting the challenges of housing and transportation."