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Quality of Urban Life IG

Status: 
Completed
Secretariat Liaison: 
Stefanie Kethers
TAB Liaison: 
Devika Madalli

In 2007 the world’s population became more urban than rural according to the United Nations. Urban Quality of Life (QoL) is the general well-being of individual and societies living in cities. As there is a growing number of the world's population moving into cities there is increasing importance for the need for urban QoL indicators that can benchmark and enable comparative analysis in and between cities so that the social, environmental, economic and cultural dimensions can utlimately be improved.

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RDA/WDS Publishing Data Cost Recovery for Data Centres IG

Status: 
Completed

General services to publish data are not available and the necessary editorial process  leading to quality assured and efficiently usable data requires resources to be quantified. At present, there is an imbalance between the capacities and functionality of existing data  centres and data repositories and the global production of scientific data. Budgets of data centres generally cover a precise scope, mostly data production of the host institution.

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