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New Urban Indicators for City Services and Quality of Life

On November 11, 2014, at 10am PST, Meeting of the Minds and Citiscope will co-host a 1-hour webinar on new ways to compare the world’s cities using apples-to-apples data.

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The Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization announced in May 2014 that the World Council on City Data (WCCD) has pioneered the first international standard for sustainable cities, ISO 37120: Sustainable development of communities — Indicators for city services and quality of life.

The WCCD and ISO 37120 were created by cities, for cities. For the first time ever, urban policymakers will have objective, verified measures to compare their services and performance levels with other cities around the world. It also gives citizens, businesses and civic organizations a new tool for holding local leaders accountable. They can now ask data-driven questions on topics from education to public safety to water and sanitation.

In this Webinar, co-hosted by Citiscope, we’ll look at how the new ISO standard works. We’ll hear from local leaders in Boston, London and Buenos Aires to hear why the data standard matters in their cities and how they are implementing it. And we’ll learn about next steps for the new World Council on City Data, the body convening cities worldwide and verifying that city data meets the ISO standard.

Background from Citiscope:


Patricia McCarney President & CEO, World Council on City Data, Toronto & Director, Global Cities Institute, University of TorontoPatricia McCarney
President & CEO, World Council on City Data

Director, Global Cities Institute
University of Toronto

Alvaro Lima, Director of Research, Boston Redevelopment AuthorityAlvaro Lima
Director of Research
Boston Redevelopment Authority

Andrew Collinge, Assistant Director, Intelligence and Analysis, Greater London AuthorityAndrew Collinge
Assistant Director, Intelligence and Analysis
Greater London Authority

María Belén Pérez Chada, Urban Planning Analyst, City of Buenos Aires María Belén Pérez Chada
Urban Planning Analyst
City of Buenos Aires

Supporting Documents

World Council on City Data Brochure

World Council on City Data Brochure

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November 11, 2014
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Meeting of the Minds & Citiscope
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