Gordon McGranahan, Anna Walnycki, Duncan Clark, Robin Houston

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International Institute of Environment and Development, UK


The visualisation, created in partnership with interactive data specialists Kiln, explores the complex and crucial relationship between income per capita and urbanisation. It combines a video-style "Talkie" introduction that tells the key stories with full interactive controls that allow the user to explore the data at their own pace. It was developed to bring a rich time-series dataset to life and to provide policy experts and interested members of the public alike with a more nuanced understanding of how the urbanisation–GNI relationship differs around the world – and in particular in the BRICS nations and their respective regions. The visualisation has been widely used in talks as well as being featured online, where it has generated a lot of interest.

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