The Integrated City Sustainability Survey Database

The Integrated City Sustainability Database (ICSD) is the first comprehensive data set of U.S. municipal governments and their sustainability programs and policies. The first generation ICSD merges the separate surveys into one comprehensive national database, harmonizing survey data by matching questions across surveys for all 2,825 municipal respondents. The second generation ICSD employs a Bayesian multiple-imputation method to impute values for all seven surveys for the 683 respondent cities with population greater than 50,000. For this subset of cities, the second generation provides complete data for all cities over 50,000 on 1,100 individual variables.  The menu to the left provides information on the project, links to the survey instruments, and instructions for accessing data.