Data Dashboards and the Urban SDG

Data dashboards use live data and creative visualizations (including charts and graphs) to report or communicate a point. This workshop, a three-day hands-on training, will prepare urban researchers and analysts to create and deploy dashboards as a tool for evidence-based urban development. Combining theory and practice, the course will help participants understand when to use this tool, and walk them through the steps to build their own dashboard using open-source software.

The course will use the comprehensive targets and indicators of Agenda 2030’s SDG #11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) as a framework for data collection and reporting. Participants will learn how dashboards can be used to disseminate a narrative or to deploy information to stakeholders at key points in the governance process, shaping urban development outcomes.

Drawing on real data sources for the indicators under SDG #11, participants will build their own urban data dashboard, designing a narrative and exploring how different data visualizations such as graphs and charts meaningfully communicate information. They will leave the course with a completed data dashboard, and ready to apply principles of data visualization in their own city.

  • Location:
    OpenCities Institute
    7, Institutional Area Phase II, Third Floor
    Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India
  • Max Group Size: 10 pax
  • Language: English
  • Fee:
  Standard Early-bird
Professional $1350 $1148
Student $675 $574
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Participants / prerequisites: This course is not introductory level, and some experience in urban planning, administration or projects or research is mandatory. Participants will include researchers, analysts, urban practitioners and governance professionals. Students with several years’ experience in urban issues may also benefit from the course. Participants are required to bring their own laptop computer.


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