Thursday April 28, 2016

Quality of life in European Cities is a report based on a survey and published by the European Union (EU) in 2015.

For this survey more than 40,000 people were interviewed in 79 cities and in 4 greater cities, allowing comparisons with previous surveys. This survey has quite a unique focus on quality of life. People rated the quality of services such as education, cultural and sport facilities as well as public transport and administrative services.

People are also asked which mode of transport they use most frequently, whether they agree or disagree with statements on urban safety, air and noise pollution and whether migration is perceived as an asset.

 Some findings give a positive picture of our European cities and demonstrate improvements. For example, in Budapest and in Cracow, there has been an increase of 20% of those who have a positive perception of public transport in their city, compared to 2012.

(Source: EU)

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Monday April 25, 2016

Gallopp Portal is an online publication portal which provides access to government publications (federal, provincial/territorial) and select legislative materials found in Canadian legislative and parliamentary libraries.

For example, if you are looking for government/legislative policy on housing, this would be a great place to start.

Learn more.

(Source: The Association of Parliamentary Libraries in Canada)

This item was originally posted on the MADGICal Web on May 25, 2015.

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Le Telegramme, a French newspaper, published these two maps: the first shows the percentage of immigrants by canton, the second map shows the largest source of immigration.

Read more.

(Source: The Map Room)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Monday Apr 25, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share