Josh Yates at the University of Virginia is the director of a project there called “Thriving Cities.” One if the interesting things they did is put together an analysis of city indicators that people use to measure their success. They linked it to popularity, level of academic support, and other items. It’s a cool project they call the Indicator Explorer. Here’s a screen shot:
I sat down with Josh recently and chatted with him about the project for the podcast. If the audio player doesn’t display for you, click over to listen on Soundcloud.
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Matthew Hall says
Glad to see people looking beyond trite proclamations of ‘diversity’ to explain urban success or failure.
Chris Barnett says
Yes. This looks like a promising research-based route to understanding civic success and failure.