Key Messages

Innovations in collection, analyses and visualisation of data are opening new frontiers in the way we understand cities. This includes data from both government and non-government sources, such as the vast amount of geospatial data collected by cab aggregators, mobile service providers, social media, etc. Crowdsourced data is emerging as a powerful tool for not only researchers and city officials in city planning and disaster response but also for citizens in enhancing their claim-making capabilities. Recognising this, the global discourse on data, including the Sustainable Development Goals, emphasises data partnerships among the government, private sector, and civil society.

Data for Liveable Cities: Issues, Challenges and Emerging Pathways for Indian Cities