GOOD Magazine has released their second annual City Index and New Orleans is ranked seventh in their list of inspiring cities from around the world. Just what does an inspiring city such as ourselves look like? Why, one of possibilities — New Orleans is seeing an increase of entrepreneurs, a decrease of blight, and a focus on its future in the form of the Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative. Only slightly touched upon is the creative inspiration that the city has on its residents and visitors. Sure, festivals are nice for the weekend, but there are plenty of long-standing creative endeavors that don't simply happen once a year or are simply brought in by outsiders. Read the full report of why New Orleans is inspiring right here.