‘Who’s Up, Who’s Down, Who’s New’

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Monocle Magazine‘s annual global quality of life survey is freshly released for public consumption.

A city’s livability and lovability (amongst other things) are considered in this reflection on what makes a city great. Adaptability, innovation, and connectivity are prized characteristics by monocle correspondents, though even Japan’s vending machine culture is explored. Spoiler Alert: Zurich ranks number one.


Aimee Burnett lives in Toronto where there is more brick than stucco, and more plains than hills. She is a design/editorial intern at McSweeney’s and The Rumpus whilst summering in SF. More from this author →