The Economist Intelligence Unit's new city livability rankings are out, and Pittsburgh remains their number one city in the U.S.
The city comes in at #29 worldwide for its health care, culture, environment and other factors, just ahead of Honolulu domestically. The Economist named Vancouver the world's most livable city for the fifth year in a row.
UPDATE: The mayor's office has released a statement:Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced today that Pittsburgh has once again bested American cities for yet another "most livable" recognition. Today, the Economic Intelligence Unit rated Pittsburgh as the world's 29th most livable city, the highest ranking received by an American City.
The survey ranks cities worldwide based on 30 factors such as healthcare, environment, education and public safety. Vancouver received the number one spot for the fifth-year in a row.
"Today is one of those days where I am even more proud to be the Mayor of Pittsburgh," Ravenstahl said. "As we continue our collaborative effort to reach out to other countries about business relocation and expansion opportunities in the Pittsburgh region, being able to say that this esteemed publication has rated Pittsburgh the most livable City in America will go a long way. This ranking gives all Pittsburghers another opportunity to talk about our City's economic and environmental transformation."