Comparing Cambridge

Urban Audit

A major source for comparative indicators about cities across Europe is the Urban Audit.

Centre for Cities

The Centre for Cities Cities Outlook data app compares indicators between the UK's 64 largest cities and towns to compliment its annual health check report.  It has also published several reports about Cambridge

Department for Communities and Local Government

The Department for Communities and Local Government's site provides a showcase dashboard by local authority:

Public Health England

The Public Health Outcomes Framework allows comparison of overarching indicators between communities; for example life expectancy vs. healthy life expectancy:

Smart Cities model

Although the benchmarking research does not include Cambridge, the Smart Cities model uses many indicators from the Urban Audit and provides an example of how models can aggregate a range of indicators.

Challenges and Opportunities

  • Granularity of data
  • Age of data
  • Incompleteness
  • Turning indicators into insight

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