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Standardized urban data is helping this Nigerian city guide development
Minna, the capital of Niger state, was an early adopter of an international standard on service delivery.
March 21, 2017
Three ways cities are using data to guide decision-making
A first-ever summit on cities and data this week adopted a declaration promoting “city data as the universal language”.
March 10, 2017
How investable is your city? This index promises an answer
The Investable Cities Index should be ready by the middle of the year.
March 8, 2017
Explainer: The challenges of measuring cities’ progress on the Sustainable Development Goals
Data gaps. Capacity questions. A guide to the major issues cities are facing.
March 7, 2017
How ISO standards for city data are starting to make an impact
An interview with Patricia McCarney of the World Council on City Data.
Carey L. Biron
March 6, 2017
If cities are to ‘leave no one behind’, disaggregated data is invaluable
So far, SDGs monitoring relies solely on national-level statistics. But the push for more granular information will receive significant attention throughout this month.
March 1, 2017
In the Netherlands, local and national experts are teaming up at urban data centres
After the first such office opened in September, the country plans to have eight operating by the end of this year — with more in the works.
February 1, 2017
Finally, clear performance data for comparing the world’s cities
A new international standard known as “ISO 37120” lays out 46 measures that cities on any continent can measure their performance by.
June 4, 2014
Here are the 46 performance measures the world’s cities will be judged by
June 4, 2014