Adelaide, you’ve done it again! This year’s Liveability Ranking from the Economist Intelligence Unit has placed us as the world’s fifth most liveable city for the third time running...BAM!
The study, which compares 140 cities world wide, takes into consideration factors that impact upon the way we live, such as education, infrastructure, environment, culture, healthcare and stability.
For the last three years, Adelaide has maintained its position in the top five along with (in ascending order): Calgary *technically we share fifth place with them, but no one really cares about that 'cos we come before them alphabetically…wuuuut, Toronto, Vancouver, Vienna, and finally our long time frenemy Melbourne.
According to the EIU, population verses size has a lot to do with determining who ranks highly — hence why four out of the top ten are Australian cities (you know, because we’re so big we can pretty much fit the entire EU comfortably within our boarders.)
So, we ask you this, EIC…
Does our clean and easy to navigate CBD have anything to do with our top five ranking?
Or maybe it’s our world-class wine regions and local produce?
Couldn’t be all our amazing new laneway and riverbank initiatives, could it?
Would the fact it’s a great place to safely live, work and raise a family contribute?
Or the huge number of innovative niche bars and restaurants diversifying our nightlife?
We did just build one of the world's best sporting venues, right?
Might possibly have something to do with the incredibly large volume of super talented local individuals making names for themselves in the fields of fashion, communications, sport, or entrepreneurship; just to name a few…yeah?
For whatever reasons, good on ya Adelaide! Now we just need to get a transport system that actually functions, and convince big name music acts to stop skipping us, and we’ll be able to knock Melbs off their top spot.
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Busby Marou delivered an intimate and enthusiastic set on Thursday night, for the Adelaide leg of their Postcards from the Shell House tour.
We spoke to Lisa Mitchell ahead of The Distant Call tour with Dustin Tebbutt.
We headed down to the Adelaide Showgrounds to watch the Road Train Rollers take on the Salty Dolls and learn a little more about the sport of roller derby.
You're in for a Rough Night with Scar-Jo's new 'lethally horny' comedy for the girls.
We were lucky enough to talk to the lovely Georgia Mooney from All Our Exes Live in Texas, about their upcoming tour, the inspiration behind the album and mostly importantly, sausage dogs.
Just like the 5000-year-old Princess Ahmanet, The Mummy franchise is probably something that was best left untouched and buried deep in the ground.
DZ Deathrays tore up Fats last Friday night along with hometown heroes Pemberton and She’s The Band.
Squeeze whatever live action you can out of your long weekend with our gig guide.
Aussie rock legends Killing Heidi played a sold-out show at The Gov last Saturday night, on the second stop of their nation-wide tour.
We chatted to Tom Busby, one half of Busby Marou, ahead of the Adelaide leg of their national tour.