Title: Know Your City – Information for Transformation
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Categories: None

Hub Cities

Population: 1,100,000 | HDI: 0.88 | Annual budget: None | Expenditure per capita: None | Source of the socio-economic indicators: None

Date Published: May 15, 2018, 6:59 p.m.


he 2014 Catalytic Fund on the topic “Know Your City” recognizes the urgent need for data and information to catalyze city change. Sponsored by Cities Alliance, the CATF provides financial support to innovative projects that strengthen and promote the role of cities in poverty reduction and sustainable urban development. The initiative also includes a global campaign, led by the Cities Alliance’s members Slum Dwellers International (SDI) and United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), which empowers slum dwellers to collect data about their own settlements and use it to advocate for improved services. It is a reporting tool for citizens to provide direct feedback to the municipality on its urban upgrading initiatives, or a mobile app collecting crowdsourced information to make cities safer for women.  

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Cities Alliance data toolkit

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