Our ‘Best City in the World’ contest in partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit forges ahead — there’s only one weekend left to submit your entry! The deadline fast approaches: March 4, 2012. If you’ve got data visualization skills and urban design knowledge to show off, don’t let the chance to redefine city liveability and win $10,000 slip past you.
Some quick updates on the contest:
1) Eager data-visualization enthusiasts continue to iterate on the EIU’s liveability data sets on our Best City Contest topic page, mining for interesting and telling trends:
Some very interesting ways of interpreting the data are popping up — follow along and join the discussion!
2) One contestant recently asked us a question regarding climate vs. weather indicators in the EIU’s liveability index:
At “Category 3: Culture and environment” in the document “About Liveability Survey.doc”, the indicator Humidity/temperature rating is mentioned.
This indicator does not appear in the (liveability) spreadsheet, instead there is a “Climate rating” indicator.
Does this indicator relate climate in the sense of weather, and in that case which factors is this indicator taking into account?
EIU Cost of Living editor Jon Copestake clarified as follows:
“The climate category has two indicators: a general comfort indicators supplied by the correspondent and also a quantitative indicator calculated from average weather conditions. The enquirer is right – these are the same indicator.”
The EIU has been very open to answering contestant inquiries as completely as possible, so do take advantage! If you have a question, ask Copestake directly through a BuzzData private message or ask us at email@example.com.