My best friend lives in Naperville, IL, which happens to consistently be one of the "Best Places to Live" according to Money magazine.
In summary, we have better weather in Oakland but we're illiterate, bad at math, and we're stressed because we don't vacation enough. However, we do have a Racial Diversity Index of 651.5 which might be the highest in the Country. 100 is National Average, San Francisco is at 267, closer to 0 is a more homogenous population. Interesting data.
To improve Oakland, we need to understand what the metrics are so that we can actually improve them.
I'm reading Implementation and hope to finish it in the next couple of weeks.