Regions and Cities Illustrated

The City statistics database provides datasets relating to most aspects of quality of life in cities in the EU, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. The datasets encompass statistical information on individual cities and on their commuting zones (the so-called Functional Urban Areas). The topics covered include demography, housing, health, labour market, education, environment, transport, tourism, etc. Data availability differs from topic to topic and year to year, as the statistics are provided on a voluntary basis only (there is no EU legislation on the collection of these statistics).

Urban solutions pathways

ADB's Vision of Livable Cities

Cities contribute to national economic growth, but they can be polluted and overcrowded. Asia’s rapidly developing cities face inadequate basic services, environmental degradation, and increasing poverty. “Livable Cities” is ADB’s vision and approach to urban development. ADB works to support the transformation of developing cities in Asia and the Pacific into safe, sustainable urban centers.

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