If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. - Desmond Tutu

I've always considered myself a city person. With tons to do (museums, food, parks, events, bars), tons of diversity both in terms of culture and interests, and lots of public transit, it's always been important to me to live in a city I love. Currently I'm in Brooklyn and don't plan to leave anytime soon, but I keep a running sheet of cities I have spent time in and their strengths / weaknesses. I then take those "objective" facets and weight them according to what I personally value in a city (the sheet can handle many different sets of weights, from friends or others). The sheet then spits out an ordering and a single number that means little but is fun to look at. As of 7/19/20, this is the current order it spit out for me:

  1. Paris
  2. Brooklyn
  3. San Francisco
  4. Manhattan
  5. Lisbon
  6. Amsterdam
  7. Seattle
  8. Copenhagen
  9. Oakland
  10. Budapest
  11. Toronto
  12. Barcelona
  13. Boston
  14. Chicago
  15. Los Angeles
  16. Prague
  17. Portland (OR)
  18. Reykjavik

Factors considered: Architecture, Bike Friendliness, Cleanliness, Daylife, Diversity, Food, Green Spaces, Nightlife, Progressiveness, Public Transit, Walkability, and Weather