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Understanding the nature of thriving in cities requires tackling a number of challenging questions about how to identify, conceptualize, measure, and assess urban life. By what metrics can we measure both the objective and subjective dimensions of urban life? On what basis would we be able to evaluate social progress or regress? How, in short, would we know if our cities, and the people and places that constitute them, are thriving? Through data visuals, Thriving Cities will be begin exploring the answers to these questions.

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Boston-Washington DC Economic Size

The Bos-Wash economic corridor that stretches from Boston to Washington D.C. generates $3.75 trillion in economic output, making it the fourth largest econo

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Deluge

Between 2010 and 2020, the amount of digital information created and replicated in the world will grow to an almost inconceivable 35 trillion gigabytes as all major forms of media – voice, TV, radio, print – complete the journey from analog to digital.

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Information Overload

Living in the era of Big Data and smart technologies, there are few aspects of our cities and communities that will not inevitably be measured in some way.

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Urbanization

From now to 2030, the world will need to build the equivalent of a city of one million people in developing countries every five days.

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Church and Community Involvement

Weekly churchgoers are two to three times more likely to volunteer to help the poor and young people than are non churchgoers, holding other things constant, and are much more likely to contribute financially to those causes.