Only the brief mention in passing about Pittsburgh, but the Financial Times deconstructs all those livability surveys and comes up with its own informal list.
but not all of the foreign press has gotten the memo on the new Pittsburgh. Australia's the age has a section in an article today that goes:
Somebody send Reg Henry after them to set the record straight.
Most are former industrial cities in the "rust belt" of the Midwest and north-east. They include Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Memphis.
In Detroit, shattered by the woes of the US car industry, there are already plans to split the city into small urban centres separated by countryside.
"The real question is not whether these cities shrink … but whether we let it happen in a destructive or sustainable way," said Mr Kildee. "Decline is a fact of life in Flint. Resisting it is like resisting gravity."