The continuing weakening of global stability scores has been made uncomfortably apparent by a number of high-profile incidents that have not shown any signs of slowing in recent years. Violent acts of terrorism have been reported in many countries, including Turkey, Australia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, France, Belgium and the US.
Numbeo is the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. Numbeo provides current and timely information on world living conditions including cost of living, housing indicators, health care, traffic, crime and pollution.
Worldshapin: Compare countries through their shape. Worldshapin is a tool to visualize the interplay between sustainability and human development. It forms a unique picture of the world through shapes which are easy to understand and interesting and unique to look at.
The 'Misery Index' Reveals the Worst Countries to Live In: How do you decide whether a country is the worst to live in? The question is rather subjective, so, to help people gain insight into the living conditions of different countries, research studies have created an index of misery using a combination of real measurable data.
These indicators are features of a suburb that can affect residents’ quality of life and are therefore used in this case to quantify a suburb’s liveability. Some of the indicators used in this study, such as green space and access to transport, are commonly accepted as measurements of liveability, while some of the indicators, like river views, freeway access and proximity to the beach, are unique to Perth.
ABC Splash - Where's the best place to live? - This collection of media resources focuses on the liveability of places, particularly cities. But what makes one place ‘more liveable' than the next? Find out about the factors that influence the liveability of different places and what can be done to improve the liveability of our urban environments.
This special report attempts to visualize the feeling of health and well-being of people in 8 major global cities. What is important for them? How did the feeling of health and well-being develop over the past 5 years? How satisfied are they with the community they live in? And what does their ideal community look like?
How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car — which he calls "a gas-belching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic device" — by making our cities more walkable and more pleasant for more people.