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Dataset of the livability performance of the city of Birmingham, UK, as measured by its citizen wellbeing, resource security, resource efficiency and carbon emissions
Joanne M. Leach 1 , Susan E. Lee 1 , Christopher T. Boyko 2 , Claire J. Coulton 2 , Rachel Cooper 2 , Nicholas Smith 3 , Hélène Joffe 3 , Milena Büchs 4 , James D. Hale 5 , Jonathan P. Sadler 5 , Peter A. Braithwaite 1 , Luke S. Blunden 6 , Valeria De Laurentiis 1 , Dexter V.L. Hunt 1 , AbuBakr S. Bahaj 6 , Katie Barnes 7 , Christopher J. Bouch 1 , Leonidas Bourikas 6 , Marianna Cavada 1 , Andrew Chilvers 7 , Stephen J. Clune 2 , Brian Collins 7 , Ellie Cosgrave 7 , Nick Dunn 2 , Jane Falkingham 8 , Patrick James 6 , Corina Kwami 9 , Martin Locret-Collet 1 , Francesca Medda 10 , Adriana Ortegon 9 , Serena Pollastri 2 , Cosmin Popan 11 , Katerina Psarikidou 11 , Nick Tyler 9 , John Urry 11 , Yue Wu 6 , Victoria Zeeb 3 , Chris D.F. Rogers 1
1  University of Birmingham, Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
2  Lancaster University, Imagination Lancaster, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, UK
3  University College London, Department of Psychology and Language Sciences, 26 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AP, UK
4  University of Southampton, Department of Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
5  University of Birmingham, Department of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
6  University of Southampton, Energy and Climate Change Division, Engineering and the Environment, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
7  University College London, Department of Science Technology Engineering and Public Policy, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
8  University of Southampton, Department of Social Statistics & Demography, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
9  University College London, Department of Civil Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
10  University College London, Quantitative & Applied Spatial Economic Research Laboratory, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
11  Lancaster University, Department of Sociology, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, UK

Published: 13 October 2017 by Elsevier BV in Data in Brief
Elsevier BV, Volume 15; 10.1016/j.dib.2017.10.004
Abstract: This data article presents the UK City LIFE1 data set for the city of Birmingham, UK. UK City LIFE1 is a new, comprehensive and holistic method for measuring the livable sustainability performance of UK cities. The Birmingham data set comprises 346 indicators structured simultaneously (1) within a four-tier, outcome-based framework in order to aid in their interpretation (e.g., promote healthy living and healthy long lives, minimize energy use, uncouple economic vitality from CO2 emissions) and (2) thematically in order to complement government and disciplinary siloes (e.g., health, energy, economy, climate change). Birmingham data for the indicators are presented within an Excel spreadsheet with their type, units, geographic area, year, source, link to secondary data files, data collection method, data availability and any relevant calculations and notes. This paper provides a detailed description of UK city LIFE1 in order to enable comparable data sets to be produced for other UK cities. The Birmingham data set is made publically available at http://epapers.bham.ac.uk/3040/ to facilitate this and to enable further analyses. The UK City LIFE1 Birmingham data set has been used to understand what is known and what is not known about the livable sustainability performance of the city and to inform how Birmingham City Council can take action now to improve its understanding and its performance into the future (see “Improving city-scale measures of livable sustainability: A study of urban measurement and assessment through application to the city of Birmingham, UK” Leach et al. [2]).
Keywords: City of Birmingham, data availability, Livable, sustainability, Uk City, wellbeing, City Life1
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