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美國經濟研究院(American Institute for Economic Research、AIER)於今年9/8

公佈全美最適合就讀大學的75個城市排名


該單位分析全美超過360個都市地區並分為四個規模類別:

主要都會區(人口250萬人以上)、中型都會區(人口100萬到250萬人)


小型都會區(人口25萬到100萬人)及大學城(人口25萬人以下)

以三個類別(學術環境、生活品質、專業機會)12項指標做統計


排名結果如下:

主要都會區
:
1) New York City
2) San Francisco
3) Boston
4) Washington、DC
5) Seattle
6) Los Angeles
7) Baltimore
8) San Diego
9) Minneapolis-St. Paul
10) Miami
11) Philadelphia
12) Chicago
13) Phoenix
14) Houston
15) Atlanta

中型都會區
:
1) San Jose、CA
2) Austin、TX
3) Hartford、CT
4) Raleigh、NC
5) Denver、CO
6) Salt Lake City、UT
7) Pittsburgh、PA
8) Orlando、FL
9) Portland、OR
10) Sacramento、CA
11) New Orleans、LA
12) Richmond、VA
13) Buffalo、NY
14) Nashville、TN
15) Providence、RI
16) Rochester、NY
17) Jacksonville、FL
18) Columbus、OH
19) Oklahoma City、OK
20) Las Vegas、NV

小型都會區
:
1) Boulder、CO
2) Bridgeport、CT
3) Ann Arbor、MI
4) Gainesville、FL
5) Madison、WI
6) Durham、NC
7) Trenton-Ewing、NJ
8) Honolulu、HI
9) Ft. Collins、CO
10) Santa Barbara、CA
11) Santa Cruz、CA
12) Lincoln、NE
13) Naples、FL
14) San Luis Obispo、CA
15) Albany、NY
16) Manchester、NH
17) Portland、ME
18) New Haven、CT
19) Oxnard、CA
20) Sarasota、FL

大學城
:
1) Ithaca、NY
2) State College、PA
3) Ames、IA
4) Champaign-Urbana、IL
5) Iowa City、IA
6) Charlottesville、VA
7) Corvallis、OR
8) Bloomington、IN;
10) Columbia、MO
10) College Station、TX
11) Burlington、VT
12) Athens、GA
13) Logan、UT
14) Lawrence、KS
15) Fargo、ND
16) Flagstaff、AZ
17) Blacksburg、VA
18) Lafayette、IN
19) Morgantown、WV
20) Bellingham、WA

統計指標如下
:

學術環境
:
 
學生密集度(平均每1000位居民中大學生數量
)
 
學生多樣性(所有學生中持有外國護照的百分比
)
 
研究能量(平均每10萬居民所擁有之學術研發支出
)
 
學位獲得度(25~34歲人口中擁有大學學位的百分比
)

生活品質
:
 
生活開銷(兩房公寓的平均租金為基準
)
 
藝術與休閒(平均每10萬居民所擁有之文化與娛樂場所數量
)
 
城市可及性(16歲以上的工作者中以大眾運輸通勤的百分比
)
 
創意階級(居民中從事設計、教育、藝術、音樂與娛樂產業的百分比
)

專業機會
:
 
收入潛力(每人平均所得
)
 
企業活動(平均每10萬居民中新創立公司之年度淨成長數
)
 
知識族群取得或流失(受大學以上教育的人力之年度遷入或遷出數
)
 
失業率


相關報導:
http://www.entrepreneur.com/PRWeb/release/20866.html

排名研究原文下載:
http://0rz.tw/2sL61

 

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America's Safest Cities
Zack O'Malley Greenburg, Forbes.com

Oct 27th, 2009

These metros have the lowest rates of violent crime, workplace deaths, fatal crashes and natural disasters

After living five years in New York City and waiting tables while working part time as actors, Pamela Russell and her husband Todd were looking for a safer, cheaper place to put down roots--without giving up all the city perks that they so enjoyed in the Big Apple. Luckily for them, they chanced upon the Twin Cities.

"We drove into Minneapolis and fell in love almost instantly," says Russell, now 38, who settled in Minneapolis with her husband and started a theater company--as well as a family of five kids--10 years ago." Among the buzz and hum of Minneapolis, the biggest bonus of it all is that the crime rates are shockingly low. Sure, we lock our home at night, but we feel very safe living here."

Minneapolis tops our list of America's safest cities, and not just for its crime rate. In ranking the cities on our list, we looked at workplace fatalities, traffic-related deaths and natural disaster risk; the City of Lakes ranked in the top 10 of all four categories. It's also one of America's best places to live cheaply and offers easy access to some of the most scenic drives in the country.

Full List: America's Safest Citiesamericas-safest-cities_b_419x98.jpg

The Milwaukee metro area, buoyed by the lowest natural disaster risk of the cities we considered, ranks second. The Portland, Ore.,metro, which boasts the lowest crime rate, places third. Boston and Seattle are tied for fourth. Both benefit from low traffic fatality rates--Boston's is the lowest on our list, and Seattle's is the eighth-lowest. This is largely because they boast two of the most user-friendly mass transit systems in the country. In addition to being environmentally friendly, these networks provide an alternative to driving while intoxicated.

"Some cities have transit systems that penetrate more of the area," says Anne McCartt, senior vice president for research at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. "The biggest factors in fatal crashes are alcohol impairment and speeding. So to the extent that communities do a good job of reducing alcohol impairment and speeding, that should show up in fatal crash rates."


To determine our list of America's safest cities, we looked at the country's 40 largest metropolitan statistical areas across four categories of danger. We considered 2008 workplace death rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics; 2008 traffic death rates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; and natural disaster risk, using rankings from green living site SustainLane.com. It devised its rankings by collecting historical data on hurricanes, major flooding, catastrophic hail, tornado super-outbreaks, and earthquakes from government agencies including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the United States Geological Survey, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and private outfit Risk Management Solutions. We also looked at violent crime rates from the FBI's 2008 uniform crime report. The violent crime category is composed of four offenses: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. In cases where the FBI report included incomplete data on a given metro area, we used estimates from Sperling's BestPlaces.


While the strength of a metro's mass transit in some cases influenced its traffic fatality rank, the types of industry located there largely affected each city's workplace death rate. These tended to be lowest in areas like Seattle and San Jose that contain a profusion of technology and service jobs--or Detroit, where nearly one quarter of the workforce is unemployed. Dangerous jobs are more prevalent in industrial centers like Pittsburgh and Indianapolis, whose workplace death rates were five times higher than the safest, Minneapolis.

"Obviously there are some jobs that have a higher fatality rate than others," says Matt Gunter, a researcher at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. "If there's a concentration of that sort of job in a certain city, there's probably going to be a higher fatality rate."

Mother nature can knock down trees, flood houses and even destroy entire neighborhoods. To gauge which cities most feel her wrath, Sustain Lane collected data from observation posts at different areas within cities. It notes that the natural disasters observed generally affect the entire metro area and greater region in which they occur. SustainLane measured the likelihood of disaster as well as the extent of damage. Miami was rated as having the highest natural disaster risk.

"There is an issue of frequency vs. severity to take into consideration," says Ken Ott, director of city rankings at SustainLane. "San FranciscoOakland are due for a 100-year quake, but these only happen every 100 or so years, while Miami is in a frequent hurricane path." and

Miami's natural disaster risk was part of another perfect storm--one composed entirely of statistics. America's southernmost metropolis ranked among the six worst in all four categories we measured, earning it the lowest overall safety ranking on our list.

Top 5 America's Safest Cities

4. Seattle, Wa. (tie)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash.
Violent crime: 3 of 40
Workplace deaths: 2 of 40
Traffic deaths: 8 of 40
Natural disaster risk: 31 of 40

4. Boston, Mass.
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass.-N.H.
Violent crime: 10 of 40
Workplace deaths: 5 of 40
Traffic deaths: 1 of 40
Natural disaster risk: 28 of 40

3. Portland, Ore.
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, Ore.-Wash.
Violent crime: 1 of 40
Workplace deaths: 10 of 40
Traffic deaths: 5 of 40
Natural disaster risk: 25 of 40

2. Milwaukee, Wis.
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wis.
Violent crime: 24 of 40
Workplace deaths: 11 of 40
Traffic deaths: 4 of 40
Natural disaster risk: 1 of 40

1. Minneapolis, Minn.
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Violent crime: 9 of 40
Workplace deaths: 1 of 40
Traffic deaths: 7 of 40
Natural disaster risk: 7 of 40

Click here for the full list of America's Safest Cities

資料來源 http://realestate.yahoo.com/promo/americas-safest-cities.html


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