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On Measuring the Complexity of Urban Living

Hasan, Lubna Hasan (2007): On Measuring the Complexity of Urban Living.


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This paper explores the concept of city ranking as a way to measure dynamics and complexities of urban life. These rankings have various dimensions and uses. Both the context in which these rankings are done, and their nature has changed considerably overtime. These rankings are also afflicted with many methodological and measurement problems. A review of major city rankings and related literature is carried out to suggest a framework for measuring Pakistani cities.

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