Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

2008:46
On Measuring the Complexity of Urban Living
Publication Year : 2008
Author: Lubna Hasan
JEL Classification : O18, R12, R23

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.