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Old Posted Apr 26, 2007, 3:17 AM
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Forbes: The World's Cleanest Cities

http://www.forbes.com/2007/04/16/wor...hisSpeed=15000

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#1 Calgary
#2 Honolulu
#3 Helsinki, Finland
#4 Ottawa
#5 Minneapolis
#6 (Tie) Oslo, Norway
#6 (Tie) Stockholm, Sweden
#6 (Tie) Zurich, Switzerland
#9 Katsuyama, Japan
#10 (Tie) Bern, Switzerland
#10 (Tie) Montreal
#10 (Tie) Vancouver, Canada
#10 (Tie) Boston
#10 (Tie) Lexington, Ky.
#10 (Tie) Pittsburgh
#10 (Tie) Nürnberg, Germany
#10 (Tie) Geneva
#18 Auckland, New Zealand
#18 (Tie) Wellington, New Zealand
#20 Dublin, Ireland
#21 (Tie) Amsterdam, the Netherlands
#21 (Tie) Toronto
#23 Lyon, France
#24 Copenhagen, Denmark
#25 (Tie) Kobe, Japan
#25 (Tie) Omuta , Japan
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Old Posted Apr 26, 2007, 3:32 AM
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I still don't understand why Lexington, KY is always included in these rankings.
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I still don't understand why Lexington, KY is always included in these rankings.
It's not that there is anything wrong with it of course, it's just that I see it as a pretty average small American city. I'd react the same way if I saw Worcester, or Tallahassee, or Fresno on one of these lists as well.
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Old Posted Apr 26, 2007, 3:49 AM
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It's not that there is anything wrong with it of course, it's just that I see it as a pretty average small American city. I'd react the same way if I saw Worcester, or Tallahassee, or Fresno on one of these lists as well.
well yeah... nothing against Lexington... but it shows up on every one of these world city rankings... yet there's never any other US city near its size that is included... and there's usually some much larger cities that seem to be omitted... it's like all these lists use them same set of cities... and somehow Lexington made it into that set
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Old Posted Apr 26, 2007, 3:57 AM
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Nice to see 5 Canadian cities in the top 25
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montreal?

...ok.

i guess we'll take it.
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Old Posted Apr 26, 2007, 4:48 AM
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I know Calgary quite well and this is an award it justly deserves. Calgary is spotless, you really can eat off the streets. For a city that most Canadians like to harass it is a true feather in her cap.

Interesting to note that Australian cities always rank high on quality of life indexes yet are nowhere to be found on the list.
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Old Posted Apr 26, 2007, 4:50 AM
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Oh yeah, Calgary's the best.
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Old Posted Apr 26, 2007, 4:54 AM
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Why is Singapore not on this list?
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Why is Singapore not on this list?
Yeah, I was wondering about that
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Old Posted Apr 26, 2007, 5:16 AM
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Wow...I bet nobody would be expecting to see Pittsburgh on this list sixty or so years ago. lol. Excellent job!
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Old Posted Apr 26, 2007, 5:19 AM
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Wow...I bet nobody would be expecting to see Pittsburgh on this list sixty or so years ago. lol. Excellent job!
Thanks... we're also named "America's Most Livable City" by Places Rated Almanac today.
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Old Posted Apr 26, 2007, 5:24 AM
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"Cleanest" is just what Forbes calls it... it's actually just a repackaged version of the Health and Sanitation list by Mercer - it's all about sanitation, water supply, air quality, waste, health care systems/availabilit. etc - not who has the streets with the least garbage on them.
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http://www.forbes.com/2007/04/16/wor...hisSpeed=15000

The list:
#10 (Tie) Bern, Switzerland
#10 (Tie) Montreal
#10 (Tie) Vancouver, Canada
#10 (Tie) Boston
#10 (Tie) Lexington, Ky.
#10 (Tie) Pittsburgh
#10 (Tie) Nürnberg, Germany
#10 (Tie) Geneva
Ok you 10's duke it out. Why are you cleaner than the other?

Another City List.
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this list is so bogus
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Boston, Massachusetts?

Really?
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Singapore? You get, like, caned for littering there.
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Well, Australia sucks.

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Interesting, I guess? I can't see how Montreal is possibly cleaner than Toronto though, unless grafitti doesn't count! Not that I'm complaining.
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