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Urban quality of life – concepts and measurements

February 2014
Gora Mboup
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Grounding his argument in a holistic and multidimensional conception of quality of life, Gora Mboup argues in this blog that post-2015 targets on urban areas must look to measure environment and infrastructure. He discusses the implications of this approach, especially in terms of how we should measure progress on such targets.

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Measuring urban quality of life – can we do better?

January 2014
Judy Baker
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The World Bank's Judy Baker believes we can do better on urban poverty if we tackle several key problems and take on board four guiding principles as approach the post-2015 era: standardisation, investing in systematic data collection, ensuring open access and promoting information-based planning.

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Better measures for urban quality of life: the view from below

January 2014
Sheela Patel
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It's easy to be aware of the global discourse on urban quality of life, but what about the views of those living in urban contexts? This contribution to our blog series on measuring urban poverty argues that it is essential to hear those views and act on them, bringing the voices of the poor into the measurement process.

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How should we measure quality of life in urban centres?

January 2014
David Satterthwaite
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In this first blog of our urban poverty series, we look at what data and indicators are needed to measure the urban quality of life, particularly for those living in informal settlements. The author argues that the measurement debate is some way off including what it needs to on urban issues.