20 May 2010

When conducting comparative urban and regional research at an international level, it can often be difficult to find data which is consistent and reliable. Some recent initiatives have attempted to deal with such issues, so today's post is on this topic.

In the United States, the Brookings Institution have developed a State of Metropolitan America Indicator Map, whilst in Europe Eurostat's Urban Audit has produced some interesting results, though not in an interactive format. On a global level, the Global City Indicators Facility now has data for over 100 cities, including Kabul, Dallas and San Salvador! Explore the links above - screenshots of these sources are provided below...