Downloads and Requests

The ICSD exists in three related forms, containing raw data, harmonized data, and data imputed through a multiple imputation process.  Due to IRB and confidentiality commitments we cannot make the raw data associated with each survey or the level one harmonized data publicly available.  The harmonized level two and level three data are currently available to download. The description, sample, and identification code associated with each of the harmonized level two and three variables available are at the attached link.  Specific variables from the level one harmonized data and the multiple imputation data may be requested through the process described below.  The full 2nd generation ICSD multiple imputed data and not currently available to download, but will be publicly released and made available through this site in 2018.   We are committed to developing processes for sharing and ensuring the accurate use of the imputed data.

Download the ICSD-G1 level 2 & 3 variables here.

If you would like to request specific variables from the harmonized (ICSD-G1) or multiple imputation (ICSD-G2) data sets please send an email to In the email, indicate your name and organization, provide a short description of your research, and list the identification code associated with the variables that you request, and a description of your data security and sharing protocols.  Up to five variables may be requested. In addition to the variables requested, indicators of city name, state name city FIPS code, etc. will be provided.

Please Use the Following Citation If You Use Any Of The ICSD Variables:

  • Feiock, Richard C., Rachel M. Krause, Christopher J. Hawkins, and Cali Curley. (2014). “The Integrated City Sustainability Database.”  Urban Affairs Review, 50(4), 577-589.