On Measuring the Complexity of Urban Living

PIDE Working Paper No. 46

35 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2008 Last revised: 5 Mar 2008

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Lubna Hasan

Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE)

Date Written: February 2008


This paper explores the concept of city ranking as a way to measure dynamics and complexities of urban life. These rankings have various dimensions and uses. Both the context in which these rankings are done, and their nature has changed considerably overtime. These rankings are also afflicted with many methodological and measurement problems. A review of major city rankings and related literature is carried out to suggest a framework for measuring Pakistani cities.

Keywords: Quality of Life, Cities, Urbanization

JEL Classification: R12, O18, R23

Suggested Citation

Hasan, Lubna, On Measuring the Complexity of Urban Living (February 2008). PIDE Working Paper No. 46, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1079902 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1079902

Lubna Hasan (Contact Author)

Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) ( email )

Quaid-i-Azam University Campus
P.O.Box 1091
Islamabad, Federal Capital 44000

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