Growth Lab’s ‘Metroverse’ tool wins Information is Beautiful Award

The Growth Lab’s Digital Development & Design Team (from left): Brendan Leonard, Nil Tuzcu, Annie White, and Steven Geofrey.

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The Growth Lab’s “Metroverse,” a narrative visualization platform that communicates urban economic composition and growth opportunities for cities, was recently honored at the 2022 Information is Beautiful Awards.

“Metroverse” won the Silver award in the Business Analytics category. Based on more than a decade of research on how economies grow and diversify, the digital tool offers a detailed look into the specialization patterns of more than 1,000 cities and their growth prospects.

Presented by the Data Visualization Society, the Information is Beautiful Awards celebrate excellence and beauty in data visualizations, infographics, and information art. Winners were announced at the IIB Awards ceremony on Nov. 30 in Washington, D.C.

Housed at Harvard Kennedy School, the Growth Lab pushes the frontiers of economic growth and development policy research, collaborates with policymakers to design actions, and shares insights through teaching, tools, and publications, in the pursuit of inclusive prosperity.