Posts Tagged ‘Indicators’

Placing your city in the European context: the Urban Data Platform

A little background… One of the main aims of the Urban Agenda for the EU is to improve the knowledge base and the collection of comparable and reliable data on urban development issues – this would in turn facilitate the monitoring and benchmarking of European cities, and foster the engagement of citizens in urban related [...]

By Claudia Baranzelli, on March 28th, 2017 at 10:00

Measuring the URBACT Interference Effect

What does what we discussed  in last tuesday’s post: Indicators – Curse or Blessing? tell us about urban policies?  First, that framing the objective is the key to good implementation.  When we frame the objective in terms of being healthy we open up more options than when we focus on measuring losing weight. Second, that [...]

By Peter Ramsden, on June 6th, 2014 at 17:32

Indicators, Curse or Blessing? Part I

What is it about indicators that makes people wince when you mention the term and opt for root canal treatment in preference? Why is measurement so unpopular? Is it psychological because they are so binary, you either achieve or fail? Is it because they box you in and pin you down? Indicators are beloved of technocrats because [...]

By Peter Ramsden, on June 3rd, 2014 at 14:51