Buddy shot me over an article from Metropolismag.com showing Indianapolis being ranked #6 as one of the world’s most livable cities. Here is the link for the full story. Here is some context from the article:
The word “livability” gets tossed around a lot these days when it comes to the popular discussion of cities. But what do we mean by the term, exactly? In our extensive urban coverage throughout the year, we often look at a variety of facets that contribute to a city’s overall quality of life—i.e., the sum of the housing, amenities, connectivity, and, in a word, pleasures a city has to offer the people who live in it.
Indianapolis’s neoclassical European grid was devised by Alexander Ralston, an apprentice to Pierre L’Enfant.
New downtown development will have reached $1.36 billion by 2017.
The Cultural Trail alone has generated close to $300 million in development, with more to come.
The last decade has seen the creation of 150 miles of bike lanes and trails.