Nuno F. da Cruz co-authors El País article on Metropolitan Indicators project

28 November 2019

"Some of the research findings may be crucial to inform a more effective metropolitan governance. For example, we found that income inequality has a stronger relationship with homicide rate than with the level of poverty or unemployment."

Nuno F. da Cruz & Octavi de la Varga Mas

Nuno F. da Cruz, Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at LSE Cities, has co-authored an article on the Metropolitan Indicators project for Spanish newspaper El País

The article, titled 'Where do cities begin and end' in English, was co-written by Metropolis Secretary General Octavi de la Varga Mas. It argues that the governance of metropolitan areas can create opportunities for sustainable urban development.

The Metropolitan Indicators project, a collaboration with Metropolis, aimed to develop a system of comparative indicators for a range of major cities. This research resulted in a database of 38 metropolitan indicators for 58 metropolitan territories.

A recent report by Metropolis on the state of African metropolises mainly based its analysis on the metropolitan indicators database.


Click here to read the article.

Click here to find out more about the Metropolitan Indicators research project.