Quality of Life

A proposed ordinance currently making its way through City Hall in Los Angeles would provide a new form of enforcement for crimes such as barking dogs, loud parties, and littering—which often go unenforced under the current penal system.
Aug 28, 2014   Los Angeles Daily News
The first Atlantic Media/Siemens "State of the City Poll" finds that, overall, suburban living is the happiest living.
Aug 26, 2014   CityLab
A new report by Enterprise Community Partners provides a literature review of research about the effects of stable and affordable housing.
Jul 22, 2014   HousingWire
Add a list of the "Top 100 Best Places to Live" to the seemingly endless series of rankings seeking to quantify what's best and worst about our cities and states. Though the inputs have changed over the last 80 years, our desire to rank hasn't.
Oct 17, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
The Economist's Intelligence Unit has once again ranked Melbourne as the top city in its annual Global Liveability Ranking. Damascus has dropped to the bottom of the list due to Syria's ongoing civil war.
Sep 1, 2013   The Economist
Economist Joe Cortright doesn't seem to think so. According to his findings, Americans are driving less, with Millennials leading the way, and this unprecedented trend is here to stay.
Nov 7, 2012   D.C. Streetsblog
A new report takes a unique look at quality-of-life issues in the Golden State, measuring social well-being using health, education and income factors. The study concludes that the state is divided into 5 areas with different ecologies.
May 20, 2011   Ventura County Star
A new poll of California residents finds that perceived quality of life in the state has dropped.
Mar 21, 2011   San Francisco Chronicle
Will digital communications make cities obsolete, or can online connections actually complement the face-to-face interactions and the cities that support them?
Mar 1, 2011   New York Times
A new study ranks the U.S. states by residents' happiness. From Louisiana (#1) to New York (#51), the happiest people tend to live in sunny, outdoorsy states with strong quality of life measures.
Feb 9, 2010   USA Today
In terms of global urban livability, American cities are not so hot. The highest ranking city, Honolulu, comes in at 29 in the results of the Worldwide Quality of Living Survey.
May 5, 2009   The Independent