To assist you in quickly understanding how the CityBench Webtool works, three video tutorials may provide insight into some of its mainly used functionalities. Each tutorial is based on a possible usage scenario by a specific target group.
You are: a private investor assessing urban locations within the EU so as to help ensure sustainable investments for a new retail center. You have available space in Barcelona, Münster, Athina and København. Which of these cities will you choose based on relevant indicators?
You want to: compare and contrast multiple possible locations for your project in order to help assess the most viable location, based on the project premises: population, accessibility, purchasing power (or energy costs).
You are: a practitioner from a public authority assessing urban locations within the EU so as to help ensure sustainable investments. You have 10M € to fund projects to combat unemployment with a top grant of 200.000 €. What cut-off levels for unemployment rate and GDP per inhabitant would you specify for cities to be eligible for these grants?
You want to: specify cut-off levels for certain indicators, as to target a call for funding to cities most in need, and exclude cities that are sufficiently developed, while taking into account the total budget you have to spend and the maximum amount to spend in one city. Specifically, you want to set cut-off levels for unemployment rate and GDP per inhabitant.
You are: a regional/urban practitioner in Glasgow (which might be termed a second tier city - M1), based at the City Council in either an executive or political function, at the development and regeneration services.
You want to: examine Glasgow's endogenous potentials and thus possibilities for new development opportunities and ideas. More specifically, you want to explore and reflect on Glasgow's position relative to other similar cities, in terms of economic base, population size, other indicators or typology. Identify what advantages and disadvantages Glasgow has relative to these cities.