City Benchmarking Data

Cities Benchmarking Data measures what matters, not just what is easy to measure.

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In a global world, full of local city opportunities there is a lack of comparative data that measures cities potential. Potential to embrace future change and profit economically whilst becoming better, more social, places to live, work & play.

In 2009, 2thinknow City Benchmarking Data [CBD] is working towards 256 cities scored on 162 data points (see Innovation Indicators) using a banding method to encompass qualitative & quantitative data alike. The 256 Cities in our Innovation Cities Program cover many major developed cities.

2thinknow uses empirical, evidence-based methods in conjunction with specialised statistical comparison techniques; capturing data that relates to actual city outcomes, based on what matters to our cities future economic & social performance.

Uses of Cities Benchmark Data

City Analysis & Planning.

The CBD data-set is a benchmarked comparison and analysis of cities strength & weaknesses on a global comparative basis. By assessing at a meaningful level, and using 2thinknow’s guiding principle of Usable Insight, the cities data set guides cities to improve their economic & social performance.

Purchase the Data: Cities Benchmarking Data is available for to purchase individual cities in Microsoft Excel. Multi-city discounts are available. See > Single City Data Sets

Request Advisory. Cities Advisory services – strategic advisory – are available from 2thinknow. These start from a quick & enlightening tele-conference (Virtual Advisory) with a 2thinknow professional innovation advisor, and move to face-to-face small group consulting globally.

To work with 2thinknow to utilise the City Benchmarking Data, please request an advisory EMAIL connect@2thinknow.com.

These services are available to City Governments, Chambers of Commerce, Trade Boards, State Government and other City-related entities.

Global City Rankings

2thinknow Cities Benchmarking Data is weighted based on current change trends, and a cut of the data used as the basis of analysis for the 2thinknow Innovation Cities [IC] Index. The IC Index is the leading global ranking of cities on their ability to deliver economic & social outcomes based on their innovation performance.

The IC Index is published on this website, in media and a detailed accompanying Innovation Cities Analysis Report 2009 is available for purchase from 2thinknow.

More > Cities & the Trends that shape them.