On Measuring the Complexity of Urban Living

2008:46
Author: Lubna Hasan
JEL Classification : O18, R12, R23
Publication Year : 2008

This paper explores the concept of city ranking as a way to measure the 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 have changed considerably over time. These rankings face many methodological and measurement problems. A review of major city rankings and the related literature is carried out to suggest a framework for the ranking of Pakistani cities.