CAM survey development

Measuring performance at the sub-city/neighbourhood level

The City Analysis Methodology (CAM) metrics are intended to describe city performance with regard to resource security, low-carbon living and wellbeing. Over the course of the research programme, it has became clear that measuring the performance at the sub-city level is particularly useful for city councils. For example, when considering the redevelopment of particular neighbourhoods or city quarters. To this end, sub-city data collection methods have been developed for the CAM metrics. These include a survey of the usual resident population. The arising CAM survey contains a total of 138 questions, split into questions that are to be completed by the household (29 questions) and questions that are to be completed by the individual (109 questions).

Ethical approval is currently being sought at the University of Birmingham to test the CAM survey and other local data collection methods in a Birmingham neighbourhood.

Three pencils © Mats Tooming, Dreamstime Stock Photos
Three pencils © Mats Tooming, Dreamstime Stock Photos