The Urban Dashboard

The Urban Dashboard

Organisation: Sociopublico (Argentina)

Publication Date: 04/13/2016


Size of team/newsroom:small


The Urban Dashboard allows to explore and compare more than 150 quantitative indicators, 70 public opinion polls and interactive maps of intermediate cities in Latin America and the Caribbean. These are cities that have an outstanding economic and population growth, and receive technical assistance from the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) of the IDB. The tool permits to compare different cities, to understand their performance and monitor their indicators’ evolution on time, or to explore a topic of interest among three key dimensions: environmental sustainability and climate change, urban sustainability and fiscal and governmental sustainability. Interactive maps present geospatial data, generated through multi-temporal analysis of satellite images which allow, for instance, to appreciate the growth of urban footprints. Data are updated regularly as new information is compiled. The Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) of the IDB analysis of each city are added as well: studies on urban footprint growth, greenhouse gases inventory, vulnerability and risks in face of climate change, economic impact assessments of proposed interventions, public opinion analysis, action plans and pre-investment studies, among others.

What makes this project innovative? What was its impact?

Under the philosophy of open data, the Urban Dashboard offers data and information to all citizens, to collaborate on government planning, promote transparency and citizen participation. It constitutes a joint effort developed by the ECSI Cities Network to systematize information available on participating cities, increasing transparency in the process and allowing free access to valuable information and knowledge on emerging cities. The website is both in Spanish and English.

Technologies used for this project:

HTML, CSS, Javascript, Socrata
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