CitiIQ is an analytics platform which measures the overall health of cities through a model which accounts for the interconnectivity of city systems. In response to the importance of a holistic assessment of city health, the platform assimilates information from multiple fields of urban development and uses advanced mathematical techniques to produce an aggregation algorithm which reflects the non-linearity of city systems.
Synergine developed the hierarchical framework of city needs based on an interconnected set of 114 indicators. Combinations of indicators are then weighted and aggregated to form scores for each aspect of a city, as well as the city’s overall score. During this process, we used our experience in systems thinking to model the cross-sectoral relationships across all areas of urban development.
The results of CitiIQ have been used during consultations with a number of cities internationally. The positive feedback from these interactions have confirmed the effectiveness of the analytics tool in identifying the aspects of a city which are most in need of investment and/or policy change.