January 29, 2020
| Dataset date: Jan 1, 1960-Dec 31, 2018
This dataset updates: Every year
Contains data from the World Bank's data portal. There is also a consolidated country dataset on HDX.
Cities can be tremendously efficient. It is easier to provide water and sanitation to people living closer together, while access to health, education, and other social and cultural services is also much more readily available. However, as cities grow, the cost of meeting basic needs increases, as does the strain on the environment and natural resources. Data on urbanization, traffic and congestion, and air pollution are from the United Nations Population Division, World Health Organization, International Road Federation, World Resources Institute, and other sources.
Indicators: Access to electricity, Mortality caused by road traffic injury, PM2.5 air pollution, Population density, Population in largest city, Population in the largest city, Pump price for diesel fuel, Pump price for gasoline, Urban land area, Urban land area where elevation is below 5 meters, Urban population, Urban population growth, Urban population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters, Urban poverty gap at national poverty lines, Urban poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines