San Francisco is no stranger to praise. We’ve been told that we have one of the world’s coolest streets, the world’s coolest neighborhoods, and two of the most beautiful streets in the world, among others.
Now, we can proudly add another trophy to the shelf. An annual ranking of the top cities on earth, by consultant group Resonance, has awarded San Francisco #14 in their 100 best cities in the world.
While London, England topped the list, San Francisco was praised for celebrating diversity, creating the “most daring bike and pedestrian infrastructure in America” with 454 miles of bikeways, and our aggressive pursuit of outdoor public spaces. The post was critical at times, about affordable housing and slow economic recovery, but was largely complimentary.
In a break from their traditional approach, Resonance topped the list with an “honorary best city in the world” in addition to the traditional rankings. Kyiv, Ukraine was celebrated as an “urban beacon of courage and resilience.” The Ukrainian capital is under constant threat and is a city gripped by tragedy. The post celebrates Kyiv’s culture and way of life, while also highlighting both the historic and modern sides of the city.
You can read the full report by Resonance here.