The Data Hub provides cities with a common set of critical geospatial layers related to urban biodiversity, land degradation and GHG emissions. Derived from globally scalable and transferable methods (remote sensing, machine leaning, and crowdsourced data), the goal of these layers is to supplement locally available data as well as offer a comparative analytical paradigm for UrbanShift cities. Where possible, the data stacks are published under a public and open-source license, enabling use and reuse by city governments and other stakeholders. Visit the Data Hub.
To help understand the status of sustainability indicators in UrbanShift cities, such as access to green space and climate mitigation, and identify existing and potential challenges, we measure key baseline indicators using comparable approaches. The objective of these indicators is to assess the status and trends of change within each city, providing information to distinguish patterns within and between cities and assist in detecting problems and defining solutions. Visit the Indicators Dashboard.
UrbanShift’s geospatial analysis for the San José metropolitan region will support urban actors to incorporate biodiversity into planning mechanisms and transform decision-making processes toward valuing the benefits of nature.
These online reports, with interactive maps and figures, provide indicators to measure the state of biodiversity in UrbanShit cities based on comparable global datasets.
The UrbanShift Lab in Freetown brought together representatives from the capital and neighboring cities to assess and find sustainable solutions for managing urban growth and climate risks in Sierra Leone.
The first UrbanShift Lab brought together 48 participants representing 23 institutions from the San José Metropolitan Area, Costa Rica, offering a hands-on workshop on urban regeneration.