IG Quality of Urban Life Indicators RDA 8th Plenary meeting

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03 July 2016 2160 reads

Group name: Quality of Urban Life Indicators Interest Group

Meeting title:  An Urban Informatics approach to City Indicators

Please give a short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group

The Interest group has met a 3 times at RDA plenary sessions. The IG is currently focused on identifying a minimum set of interoperable open access datasets across the social,  environmental, economic and cultural domains that can be used to build comparable indicators of Urban Quality of Life (QoL) in a global setting. These indicators are based on the ISO37120 standard.

There is an opportunity to discuss broadening the scope of this IG to look at other opportunites to collaborate more broadly and share experience in the context of urban informatics and urban data.    

Please provide additional links to informative material related to your group i.e. group page, Case statement, working documents etc   


Please list the meeting objectives    

Bring together international urban researchers who are keen to share their data-driven approaches to creating City indicators

Share insights into what is happening across Continents with the creation of City Indicators

Discuss opportunities to collaborate on research projects and share urban data.

Meeting agenda   


  • Urban Analytics Data Infrastructure (Australia) – Chris Pettit (UNSW Australia)  and Jane Hunter (Uni of Qld, Australia)
  • CityViz - Visualizing City Indicators (Sydney) –  Chris Pettit (UNSW Australia)
  • Update on city indicators in Canada – Mark Fox (University of Toronto)
  • The Spatial Urban Data System (SUDS) - Implications for Data Sharing - Andrew McHugh (Urban Big Data Centre, Glasgow).
  • Other Business 
  • Next Steps.

Audience: Please specify who is your target audience and how they should prepare for the meeting    

Urban researcher, policy and decision-maker interesting in the creation use of city indicators and urban data more broadly for supporting evidenced based decision making and city shaping.

Group chair serving as contact person   

Chris Pettit & Massimo Craglia

Type of meeting: Informative