We don’t put much stock in viral top 10 lists, unless of course we’re at the top. Vancouver just made another list. This time, we were ranked among the world’s healthiest cities by CNN.
What makes a healthy city? In their words:
A truly healthy city makes it easy for residents to adopt a healthful lifestyle, whether it’s by providing quality health care, encouraging preventive medicine or reducing air pollution. These cities top our list because they shine in one or more areas of good health.
The leaders of these cities have implemented laws and policies that ensure locals have access to parks, nutritious food and public transportation. They’ve created innovative programs to combat disease and increased the quality of life for residents long into old age.
But of course, good health isn’t just up to the government. Citizen engagement is also crucial when it comes to creating a healthy community.
Here’s the list:
10 Healthiest Cities in the World
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Okinawa, Japan
- Monte Carlo, Monaco
- Vancouver, Canada
- Melbourne, Australia
- New York City, America
- Jonkoping, Sweden
- Havana, Cuba
- Napa, California
Last modified: September 10, 2014