Urban Fragility: The Big Picture

  • 2017•02•16

    Tangled Powerlines, Manila Philippines

    Photo by Adam Cohn . CC: BY-NC-SA

    In January 2017, Robert Muggah, Research Director at the Igarapé Institute, presented the results of a data visualisation that tracks key risks driving fragility across over 2,100 cities at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. The data visualization is based on extensive research led by United Nations University Centre for Policy Research, the Igarapé Institute and Stanford University.

    This one-of-a-kind data visualization was developed by the Igarapé Institute with the support of the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research, the WEF and 100 Resilient Cities.

    The platform enables users to explore indicators including conflict, income inequality, population growth, unemployment, homicide rates, terrorism-related killings, access to electricity, and air pollution. The visualization offers mayors, city planners, researchers, the private sector and civil society access to a centralized hub for data on 11 indicators of fragility at the city scale.