About Us

About Global City Data

Global City Data is an open, federated platform to showcase peer-reviewed urban datasets and models using a consistent socio-ecological-infrastructural systems framework. Our intent is to create a comprehensive collaborative platform that collates and features many different urban datasets and models created by different research groups in one easily browsable platform, while each of the individual authors retain autonomy over their data products.

We invited you to: browse the available datasets and models; contribute (link) your own peer-reviewed work to be featured on the website ; and blog about best practices in the development or use of urban data and models to advance sustainability outcomes in communities.

This data project was initiated in 2017 by Professor Anu Ramaswami when she served as lead Principal Investigator of three multi-institution US National Science Foundation grants that required a collaborative data platform.

Global City Data Governance Committee

Our data platform is governed by a committee of 6 researchers and practitioners representing contributors and users of the data.

Anu Ramaswami
Anu Ramaswami
Project Lead
Dana Boyer
Dana Boyer
Richard Feiock
Richard Feiock
Kara Kockelman
Kara Kockelman
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