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Urban indicators, metropolitan evolution and public policy

James W. Hughes

Urban indicators, metropolitan evolution and public policy

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Published by Rutgers University Centre for Urban Policy Research in New Brunswick .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement[by] James W. Hughes ; with an introduction by George Sternlieh.
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Open LibraryOL20855686M

See Less - Document also available in : Spanish Details. Federal policies favorable to corporations place the interests of the poor far below those of big business. These interventions were presented as ways to improve outcomes for communities on specific indicators. The legacy of the data provided by these organizations preceded the formation of their websites and was disseminated through annual reports e.

Large-scale urbanization has the potential to generate substantial A Comparative Analysis of two southern metropolises of Delhi and Bogota on the models of commuting times; exploring issues and options for financing urban infrastructure in the stae of Punjab; and; a review of urban governance practices in Meerut district. Few of the sites reviewed offered indicators on clinical care and health behavior. Urban, metropolitan, and state governments throughout the country have already turned to GIS as a means to deal with their own burgeoning demands for more effective and efficient service. Using this framework, they focus on health outcomes of mortality and morbidity and the factors that can affect them, such as health care access and quality, health behaviors, social factors, and physical environments. Each report has indicators broken down into the subcategories Demographics, Social and Economic Factors, Physical Environment, Health Behaviors, and Health Outcomes for each of the given topics.

It is a good example of a static map with no interactivity. Cross-promotion of events like webinars and major releases like annual reports is already happening with some of the websites, but there seem to be opportunities to do so more systematically. In other cases, the newsletters were more broadly directed at users of the general site, not necessarily the users of the data tool. It is a good example of a map with some limited interactivity and an integrated framework that provides insightful information on a selected geography without being overwhelming. Community Commons also provides separate quarterly reports with these statistics to each of their Hubs. Each interview lasted between 45 minutes and an hour.


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Urban indicators, metropolitan evolution and public policy book

A conceptual inquiry on urban water systems is also examined. Figure 2 shows the Opportunity Index mapping feature. New York: Crown Publishing Group. Participation in organizations like the Census Project, which advocates for quality Decennial Census and American Community Survey data, or the Association of Public Data Users, which connects users to many federal agencies, offer other venues to engage in the national conversation about what data investments could help those working to improve communities.

Different governance approaches to manage rural-urban relationships are identified and discussed. At first glance one might argue the fact that suburban residents pay higher taxes based on their property tax assessments which entitles them to better schools; but it is not unusual for suburban schools to generate a sizeable element of their revenues from commercial taxes such as retail taxes.

All mentioned examining web statistics through tools like Google Analytics, though we did not collect figures. For example, they are working with researchers at Clemson University School of Health Research, who are focused on public policy and social inequities.

This would enable the users to be aware of and take advantage of complementary data and features in other websites.

The July-December issue Volume 37, No. GIS is used today to better understand and solve urban problems. Thus, education reformers find themselves like Sisyphus, rolling a boulder uphill.

It looks at the role of the tradable sector as a driver of productivity growth and the possible risks of a this sector. It draws on both quantitative evidence, from a statistical database, and qualitative evidence from a survey of 72 cities.

Users can spot broader trends across many indicators. PolicyLink has done several regional equity profiles, which consist of customized reports using data and the overall framework from the online tool.

Regional development

Measure of America and PolicyLink mentioned the desire for greater integration of the different components of their sites so users could navigate more seamlessly among mapping, stories, and other resources. Ten of the 15 sites offered users some indicators for subpopulations; all of them had some indicators broken down by race and ethnicity.

Some also listed technical professionals like journalists, researchers, or philanthropists among their intended audiences.

Coupled with the growing availability of spatial analytical tools, GIS permits advanced spatial queries to inform policy making e. Tract-level subpopulation data was even rarer. The methodology is presented and results from its application to 27 OECD countries are discussed together with policy implication both on national growth and governance of cities.

The macro-level decisions that failed to fund the fortification of the levees left them virtually porous once the hurricane hit. Additionally, users can dive into each individual indicator that contributes to the framework using the drop-down box highlighted with an orange oval.

This section of the book details the specific ways that tax cuts for the wealthiest members of the society wreak havoc on the social welfare of the poorest members. GIS is a powerful visualization and communication tool that presents data in a map-like form that people can relate to and offers opportunity for collaborative work on interdisciplinary housing policy questions.

In the instance of the hurricane, some city level offices had prepared some evacuation scenarios. Casey Foundation to advocate for programs and policies to improve the lives of low-income children and their families. In other cases, the newsletters were more broadly directed at users of the general site, not necessarily the users of the data tool.

All the people we interviewed related informal stories of use or case studies. Urban, metropolitan, and state governments throughout the country have already turned to GIS as a means to deal with their own burgeoning demands for more effective and efficient service. One of these information systems—GIS—deals with the handling, analysis, and mapping of spatially referenced data.trends regularly.

The Global Urban Indicators Database produced in and updated annually addresses the Habitat Agenda key issues, with a specific focus on the Millennium Development Goals, particularly, its Target 7D on the improvement of slum dwellers.

For this new phase, data will be collected through different mechanisms. Michael Hibbard, Tiffany H. Morrison, and Marcus B.

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These online platforms have increased because of easier access to raw data and wider interest in making this data usable for different audiences.

The report documents the. The application of urban sustainability indicators – A comparison between various practices performance reviews and facilitating communication among the policy makers, experts and public (Verbruggen & Kuik, This study focuses on examining the sustainable development plans at city level as this is the level where the application of Cited by: The Evolution of National Urban Policy: Congressional Agendas, Presidential Power, and Public Opinion Abstract Whither federal urban policy?

In this paper, I analyze a unique dataset consisting of over 6, congressional hearings, presidential addresses, and opinion polls to address fundamental aspects of the. May 18,  · The evolution of metropolitan planning. but also conform to state strategic planning policy.

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