Posted by genieSABRE on Sep 24, 2011
Do you live in a smart city?

Do you live in a smart city?

Not according to Macleans / CLI

Source: Hannif Highclass
Publish:My Blog: 09/24/2011


Composite Learning Index (CLI)


London is one of Canada’s smartest cities, according to Macleans magazine’s smartest cities survey for 2010. In its annual rankings, London has moved up to 10th place out of more than 4,500 Canadian cities and communities. Also tied for 10th with an overall score of 81 points are Toronto, Hamilton and Winnipeg. Last year London was ranked 19th.

TORONTO – 10th. ?

Why can’t we do better
I always we “YES WE CAN”
but am still waiting!

The rankings are based on the Canadian Council on Learning’s (CCL) 26 measures which form the Composite Learning Index (CLI). The measures are grouped into four pillars of learning, a framework originally developed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and include


  • learning to know,
  • learning to do,
  • learning to live together and
  • learning to be.

The measures include data on formal education, graduation rates, number of vocational schools within driving distance, how many people volunteer, how many are active in clubs, as well as per capita spending on books, museums, art galleries and sports and recreation.

Why is what CCI says important?

The CCL has evidence that cities with low scores experience an ugly mix of problems, including

  • higher crimes rates,
  • poorer population health,
  • lower voter participation,
  • and more unemployment.

This is why the index is so exciting, and Canada is being hailed as a pioneer for developing it.

20 Page Pdf file complete with inter-active Map



I, Hannif Highclass had never heard about the CLI before today but then again, for a while I thought the Toronto real estate market would go high enough to touch the space station. We always learn something. In that sense, the theory behind the CLI’s value is that I’ve learned something today and in doing so I am now able to share with you some knowledge that helps us all live better together – at least I hope so.




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May you be blessed with
warmth in your home,
love in your heart,
peace in your soul
and joy in your life.

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Heard the slogan “JUST DO IT!
This is Your Blog
I did My part
Now it’s Your turn!


CLI scores are not meant to single out “winners” and “losers,” but rather to help Canadians understand the state of lifelong learning and to encourage them to think of concrete ways that they can improve on these conditions.

ANY SUGGESTION? HOW TO? –strengthen social ties, bolster the economy and hopefully improve people’s lives.


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