Six steps of Urban HEART

STEP 3: Assemble relevant and valid data

  • Urban HEART should rely as much as possible on use of available datasets and should not require extensive new data collection or surveys. Data sharing may be politically sensitive. Use contacts on your intersectoral team to support the process.
  • Assess the quality and validity of available datasets, in consultation with data experts and communities. Take steps to choose the best quality data and to manage data quality problems.
  • Negotiate formal data-sharing agreements with data custodians and set up a repository or server to hold the collected datasets. You may need legal and IT advice. Prepare the data for analysis.