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Global Healthy and Sustainable City Indicator Study Collaboration - 25 Cities spatial indicators datasets

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posted on 2023-07-25, 02:47 authored by Carl HiggsCarl Higgs, Shiqin Liu, Geoff Boeing, Jonathan Arundel, Melanie Lowe, Deepti Adlakha, Ester Cerin, Erica Hinckson, James F. Sallis, Deborah Salvo, Anne Vernez Moudon, Billie Giles-Corti

Output data prepared for analysis of 25 diverse global cities by the Global Healthy and Sustainable City-Indicator Collaboration study, published in The Lancet Global Health Series on urban design, transport, and health. 2022.  

 Boeing, G. et al. (2022) ‘Using open data and open-source software to develop spatial indicators of urban design and transport features for achieving healthy and sustainable cities’, The Lancet Global Health, 10(6), pp. e907–e918. Available at:

Data outputs were generated through use of the global-indicators software tool, designed for this study and available from:

Further detail on the methods used is provided in the following publication:

Liu, S., Higgs, C., Arundel, J., Boeing, G., Cerdera, N., Moctezuma, D., Cerin, E., Adlakha, D., Lowe, M. and Giles-Corti, B. (2021), A Generalized Framework for Measuring Pedestrian Accessibility around the World Using Open Data. Geogr Anal.

The study made use of OpenStreetMap, Global Human Settlements and custom data, and is made available under the Open Database License: Any rights in individual contents of the database are licensed under the Database Contents License:


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GB reports grants from The Public Good Projects during the conduct of the study. CH reports grant support (numbers 1061404 and 9100003) from NHMRC. BG-C reports Senior Principal Research Fellowship (GNT1107672) and grant support (numbers 1061404 and 9100003) from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) during the conduct of the study. SL reports an experiential fellowship from the College of Social Science and Humanities, Northeastern University during the conduct of this study. JFS reports personal fees from SPARK programmes of Gopher Sport, and serving on the Board of Directors for Rails to Trails Conservancy, outside the submitted work. JFS also has a copyright on SPARK physical activity programmes with royalties paid by Gopher Sport. EC and JFS report support from the Australian Catholic University during the conduct of this study. DS reports support from Washington University in St Louis, Center for Diabetes Translation Research (number P30DK092950 from the US National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases [NIDDK] and the US National Institutes of Health [NIH]) and from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cooperative agreement number U48DP006395) during the conduct of this study.