Quantifying Cities for Sustainable Development: Transforming Urban Data Collection to Support Research and Policy Making in Developing Countries
While urbanisation presents significant opportunities for poverty reduction in developing countries, the frequent absence of reliable demographic data is a major obstacle to effective and evidence-based policymaking. This lack of information is especially acute in urban areas experiencing rapid population growth, and in uniquely vulnerable communities, such as informal settlements.
Quantifying Cities for Sustainable Development: Transforming Urban Data Collection to Support Research and Policy Making in Developing Countries will develop a cost-effective approach to generating reliable demographic data in rapidly changing urban contexts. This approach will be piloted and refined in Pakistan and subsequently made available as a ‘toolkit’ through open source software to empower organisations such as local governments and NGOs.
Sean Fox (Principal Investigator, Senior Lecturer in Global Development)
Hussain Bux Mallah (Research Associate)
Jeffrey Paller (Assistant Professor)
Jessica Hagen-Zanker (Senior Research Fellow)
Richard Harris (Professor of Quantitative Social Geography)
Levi Wolf (Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography)
University of Bristol
• Piloting of innovative research methodology in urban Pakistan.
• Development of a publicly available ‘City Sampling Toolkit’ designed for easy replication in a variety of urban contexts.