Just launched by G3ict and World a free toolkit which aims to eliminate the digital divide for persons with disabilities and older persons in Smart Cities programs worldwide. The site also includes the results of a survey of more than 250 experts worldwide, which found that only 18% were aware of a smart city that […]
Where is the most expensive city to live? Download the free data from the latest Economist Intelligence Unit report which covers over 200 cities worldwide. It is conducted every 6 months and compares more than 400 prices including food, drink, transport and recreational costs. It includes useful graphs comparing the average price of a white […]
Chioda, Laura. 2017. Stop the Violence in Latin America : A Look at Prevention from Cradle to Adulthood. Latin American Development Forum;. Washington, DC: World Bank. This book has evidence that of the top 50 most violent cities in the world, 42 are in LAC. It examines the nature and causes of the violence and […]
Interesting report from the Centre for Cities which argues that there is a brain drain with UK graduates migrating towards London and other larger cities. Get the full facts by downloading the report from the website.
Get the latest news and research from this ESRC funded network coordinated by the University of Oxford. Key topics include demography, socio cultural change and governance. Also launched this month the Happy City index which has been created by a company in Bristol and seeks to measure and increase well being. See its 2016 ranking […]
Take a look at the latest annual Prosperity Index. The Barclays UK Prosperity Map is an annual piece of research compiled by Opinium on behalf of Barclays. It ranks UK regions and cities in terms of their affluence. A Prosperity Index score has been calculated by Opinium for each UK city and region. Factors considered […]
From UN Habitat this year’s annual report focuses on the theme of urbanization and development: emerging futures. It considers problems urban areas are facing relating issues such as inequality, climate change, insecurity. View a slideshow of the worldwide growth of cities from 1990-2015.
Find out by downloading the latest Worldwide cost of living Index 2016 from the Economist Intelligence Unit. This 6 monthly report gives more than 400 individual prices across 160 products and services including food, transport and housing. Actually Singapore is the most expensive for the 3rd year running. London is in 6th place. Register to […]
Find out this and other fascinating facts and figures on the economic and social indicators of Britain’s major cities by consulting the latest Cities outlook 2016 which has just been published by the Centre for Cities. It also has a great associated data tool which enables you to generate and compare your own map. 17 […]
Find out by downloading a recent working paper from the World Bank – Kilroy, A.F.L., Mukim, M., Negri, S. (2015) Competitive cities for jobs and growth : what, who, and how. The objective of this report is to create a knowledge base on what makes cities competitive, to improve the understanding of job creation at the […]