Community Quality-of-Life and Well-Being

Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Cases VII

Editors: Holden, Meg, Phillips, Rhonda, Stevens, Chantal (Eds.)

  • Contains cases reflecting best practices in community indicators projects
  • Cases are related to overall community well-being and quality of life
  • Includes research on issues such as societal happiness, and dimensions of planning and community development
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This book is the seventh volume in a series covering best practices in community quality of life indicators. The case studies and analysis in this volume demonstrate how community indicators projects today operate within a need to amplify the voice of disadvantaged communities, seriously explore the increasing use of information technology, produce positive community change and sustain these efforts over time. The work presented here spans North American and Australian community work and demonstrates how the field of community indicators has undergone a rapid evolution in only a few decades. Today as in their original formulations, community indicators projects are designed to gauge the social, economic and physical health and well-being of communities. 

About the authors

Meg Holden (PhD, New School for Social Research) is a social scientist whose research investigates the promises and results of sustainability planning in cities around the world. She is an Associate Professor of urban studies and geography at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Meg served as a board member of the Community Indicators Consortium from 2011-2016 and she currently serves as editorial board member of the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life as well as the Springer book series on Community Quality of Life and Wellbeing. Meg is the author of Pragmatic Justifications for the Sustainable City: Acting in the common place (Routledge, 2017).

Rhonda Phillips, Ph.D., FACIP, has research and outreach efforts that focus on quality of life and well-being related to community and economic development. At Purdue University, she serves as inaugural Dean of the Honors College and a professor in the Agricultural Economics Department. She is author or editor of over 20 books, including Sustainable Communities: Creating a Durable Local Economy, and Introduction to Community Development.  Formerly a Senior Sustainability Scientist with the Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Rhonda also served as director and professor in the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University. She is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and immediate past president of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies. 

Chantal Stevens is a Performance Management Analyst for the King County Auditor's Office where she also holds the position of Program Oversight Manager for the Countywide Community Forums, an innovative collaboration between the public and King County to improve public engagement. She previously served on the CIC board from 2004-2007, and again in 2012. Chantal was formerly the Executive Director of Sustainable Seattle, a pioneer in the development of community indicators. She was the co- lead of the first conference dedicated to the exploration of CI-PM integration, and is currently an active advocate for community indicators and public engagement as a key element of a functioning performance management system at King County. She holds a BS and MMA from the University of Washington.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The History, Status and Future of the Community Indicators Movement

    Wray, Lyle (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

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  • The Role of Subjective Well-Being as an Organizing Concept for Community Indicators

    Barrington-Leigh, Christopher

    Pages 19-34

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  • Community Indicators and the Collective Goods Criterion for Impact

    Ridzi, Frank

    Pages 35-52

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  • Collaboration to Promote Use of Community Indicators: Communication Is Key

    Helmstetter, Craig (et al.)

    Pages 53-68

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  • Aligning Local and Regional Data to Achieve a More Inclusive Economy: A Northeast Ohio Model

    Pacetti, Emily Garr

    Pages 69-86

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Hardcover 69,67 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Cases VII
Editors
  • Meg Holden
  • Rhonda Phillips
  • Chantal Stevens
Series Title
Community Quality-of-Life and Well-Being
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54618-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54618-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54617-9
Series ISSN
2520-1093
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 184
Number of Illustrations and Tables
47 b/w illustrations
Topics