1000 Cities Challenge

Reports and Scorecards

Click on the cities shown on the map or the list below to see their scorecard and brief report data

Full Reports Available

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Africa

Luanda
Angola

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Asia

Beijing
China

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Chengsha
China

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Guangzhou
China

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Harbin
China

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Hiroshima
Japan

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Kobe
Japan

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Kyoto
Japan

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Nagoya
Japan

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Sapporo
Japan

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Shanghai
China

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Shizouka
Japan

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Theran
Iran

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Toyama
Japan

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Tsukuba
Japan

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Yokohama
Japan

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Europe

North America

Oceania

South America

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We invite city governments and organizations working with geospatial data scientists, policy researchers, and the Open Data community from around the world to join the 1000 Cities Challenge.

The 1000 Cities Challenge aims to scale up the Global Observatory of Healthy and Sustainable Cities to include over 1000 cities from across the globe. 

The 1000 Cities Challenge provides open access, comparable and evidence-based data, scorecards, and reports on policy and spatial indicators of healthy and sustainable cities.

Join the 1000 Cities Challenge

  • Use our open access tools to generate policy and/or spatial indicators for your city
  • Get your city included in the Global Observatory of Healthy and Sustainable Cities and become part of our global collaboration.
  • Use city indicator reports and scorecards to inform policy, advocacy and research.
  • Have the opportunity to co-author future publications.
  • Become involved in the development of new urban policy and planning indicators of healthy and sustainable cities.
  • Our tools can be used to analyze policies and urban areas at any scale;  such as whole metropolitan areas, or smaller parts of a metropolitan area, among others.
  • Our team provides support for calculating indicators.

Steps for participating in the 1000 Cities Challenge

  • Sign up for the 1000 Cities Challenge here.
  • Recruit city team
  • Receive training on data gathering/generating, data processing, and report generation.
  • Apply our open access tools to calculate policy and/or spatial indicators for your city.
  • Generate Scorecard and Report.
  • Validate your results.
  • Submit data, Scorecard, and Report for inclusion on the Global Observatory website.
  • Present Scorecard and Report to local policy makers and relevant actors to inform goal-setting and progress tracking.

Membership

When joining the 1000 Cities Challenge you become a member of the Global Observatory of Healthy and Sustainable cities community. With your free membership, you will have access to the following benefits:

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Recruit City Team

Recruit a team to gather the necessary data, use the GOHSC data processing tools to compute policy and spatial indicators for your city, and advocate for their use to improve health and sustainability in your city.

  • Your city will need people with expertise in:
    • Government policy
    • Spatial analysis (including use of Open Access Data)  advocacy
  • Sign up for the 1000 Cities Challenge to gain access to our data processing tools. Fill out the signup form for yourself or your team [Survey asks about city/region, job title, organization, skills, willingness to share results in academic publications, and desired level of engagement (ability to provide data, already run code, advocate, provide funding]
  • When you complete the survey, you can request to join an already signed up city or regional group, connecting you with other people from your region who have signed up to participate.
  • Your team will then be contacted by a Regional/Country Coordinator, who can assist you with the next steps.