Articles by Patricia McCarney

About Patricia McCarney

Patricia McCarney is Director of the Global City Indicators Facility (GCIF) – a program initiated by the World Bank and now based in Canada and supported by the Ontario Government, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Before joining the University of Toronto, between 1983 and 1994, Professor McCarney worked as a professional staff member in a number of international agencies, including the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa, the World Bank in Washington, and the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (UN-HABITAT) in Nairobi. Professor Patricia McCarney received her Ph.D. in International Development and Planning from M.I.T. in 1987.

Standardized Indicators for Informed Cities

As cities continue to grow and become more complex, urban based data and the collection of city indicators becomes increasingly important for effective city management. While indicators to measure city performance are commonly used by management levels of government,...