The city of Toledo received third place tonight in an international competition that selects the most liveable cities in the world.
The award was announced in London, where a delegation of Toledo officials and community members went to compete for the award. In Toledo s category, Malmo, Sweden was first, while Lyon, France, came in second.
Toledo faced competition from six cities in the 200,001-to-750,000 population category of the International Awards for Liveable Communities 2007.
Besides Malmo and Lyon, the other finalists were Edogawa City, Japan; Manukau, New Zealand; Niagara, Ont., and Wenjiang, China.
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