Nuno F. da Cruz, the LSE Cities’ lead of the Metropolitan Indicators project, will present the results of this initiative at an international seminar entitled ‘Metropolitan Policies and Indicators of Social Cohesion’ in Barcelona. The event will take place at CIDOB, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs starting at 9.00am on Thursday, 27 June 2019.
Developed in partnership with Metropolis and the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB), the project established a set of 38 metropolitan indicators – including new and existing metrics – and collected the corresponding data for 58 metropolitan areas around the globe. In this seminar, the project team – including LSE Cities researcher Do Young Oh – will discuss the methodological steps taken to select the indicators and data sources; identify the boundaries for the targeted metropolitan areas; and build this comprehensive dataset. To emphasise the wider implications of the current state of empirical evidence on metropolitan areas, some of the data collected will also be showcased.
Following the event, LSE Cities will publish a working paper that summarises the research and discusses the ‘metropolitan scale’ and Metropolis will launch an online open database featuring all data collected for the Metropolitan Indicators project.