About: “Metroverse is an urban economy navigator built at the Growth Lab at Harvard University. It is based on over a decade of research on how economies grow and diversify and offers a detailed look into the specialization patterns of cities.
As a dynamic resource, the tool is continually evolving with new data and features to help answer questions such as:
- What is the economic composition of my city?
- How does my city compare to cities around the globe?
- Which cities look most like mine?
- What are the technological capabilities that underpin my city’s current economy?
- Which growth and diversification paths does that suggest for the future?
As city leaders, job seekers, investors and researchers grapple with 21st century urbanization challenges, the answer to these questions are fundamental to understanding the potential of a city.
Metroverse delivers new insights on these questions by placing a city’s technological capabilities and knowhow at the heart of its growth prospects, where the range and nature of existing capabilities strongly influences how future diversification unfolds. Metroverse makes visible what a city is good at today to help understand what it can become tomorrow…(More)”.