On Measuring the Complexity of Urban Living
PIDE Working Paper No. 46
35 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2008 Last revised: 5 Mar 2008
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
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