Numbers for understanding cities
September 19th, 2022
Whenever I think about physical places, I find myself coming back to a few types of numbers again and again.
I've collected these into spreadsheets so that I can reference them more easily, and I figured they might be useful to others too:
- Urban densities – Population density in various cities around the world
- Wharton Residential Land Use Regulatory Index 2018 – How restrictive is land use policy in nearly 3,000 municipalities across the USA? (Does not include unincorporated areas)
- Freedom in the 50 States – Comparison of various measures of freedom in each US state. Source
- Area calculator – Find the area of a shape you draw on a Google Map
I'll add more datasets to this list as I think of them. 🙂
Keep in touch!