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The Shortcomings of 'Liveability' Rankings

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In an opinion piece for Dezeen, British Pavilion curator and columnist Sam Jacob laments that the popular lists that judge cities on “liveability” and “quality of life” are dangerous for the future development of the world’s metropoles.

“…cities are not natural phenomena, they are constructed out of political/social/economic ambition. To frame them purely by the data they generate or by percentages of abstract concepts is to avoid asking fundamental questions about the role and meaning of the contemporary city.”

Source: Dezeen

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