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How cities are governed

"How cities are governed" is an online platform for the first global Urban Governance Survey initiated by LSE Cities in partnership with UN-Habitat and UCLG.

The survey results are displayed in an interactive visualisation where each coloured dot represents a city. It’s possible to scroll through the survey questions while the dots group together according to the given answers. This allows the user to see the total survey answers while at the same time it's possible to identify individual results of a city.

The dots can be coloured according to world region, population or city wealth. When selecting a city, additional information is displayed and it's possible to highlight multiple cities while viewing the results.

A second interactive visualisation ‘Exploring the data' allows the user to compare part of the results.

Year: 2015-2016
Activities: Data visualisation (concept, design and development) and website development
Client: LSE Cities (together with UN Habitat and United Cities and Local Governments), United Kingdom
Working together with: Alex Starr (website design)
Award: The project has been shortlisted for the Information is Beautiful Awards 2016 in the category Interactive Vizualization
Technologies used: HTML5, JavaScript, D3.js, Bootstrap, Wordpress

Dots’ dynamics

Each dot represents a city, when scrolling through the questions all dots are animated to the next position.

Some questions have multiple answers, in these cases multiple dots appear to represent one city

Dots’ colours

Dots can be coloured according to different factors:

  • World Region
  • Population
  • Wealth

This allows the user to find correlations between the given answers and the different factors.

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