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It’s not just the zombie apocalypse Pittsburgh is ready for.

Based on vulnerability categories including climate, environment, resources, infrastructure and community, Pittsburgh is the fifth-most resilient city on the planet according to a new report published in Fast Company magazine.

The conclusion of an investigation into city vulnerability and adaptive capacity done by the London-based Grosvenor Group, the report attempts to quantify the resilience of 50 of the world’s most important cities, and looks a number of things which it believes will be determining factors in the future success of urban centers around the world.

It also means that in theory, we could be primed for a large migration of people to Pittsburgh. Tiny houses, anyone?

On the whole, North America fared pretty well. Three Canadian cities found the top spots while Chicago and Pittsburgh rounded out the top five. That’s pretty good company, especially considering we finished ahead of Stockholm, Boston and Zurich.

Take that, Zurich.

Matthew Wein is a local writer, editor, blogger, storyteller and proud native Pittsburgher. Once described as "a man of things," he covers city design, spirits and craft beer for NEXT, where he keeps all of the editorial meetings light-hearted and interesting. His interests include sorting books, looking at old things and candles which smell like old-growth pine forests.