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Community Quality-of-Life Indicators

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Sirgy, M. Joseph, Rahtz, Don, Lee, Dong-Jin (Eds.)

2004, X, 254 p.

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This book is a compilation of cases of best work in community indicators research. The cases describe communities that have launched their own community indicators programs. Elements that are included in the descriptions are the history of the community indicators work within the target region, the planning of community indicators, the actual indicators that were selected, the data collection process, the reporting of the results, and the use of the indicators to guide community development decisions and public policy.
Community planners, community indicators researchers and urban planning specialists will find this book very helpful in learning from communities that have done community indicators work and have done it well.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » development - quality of life - sustainability

Related subjects » Community Psychology - Development Economics - Economic Growth - Regional / Spatial Science - Social Sciences

Table of contents 

Vital Signs: Quality-of-Life Indicators for Virginia’s Technology Corridor.- The Sustainable Community Model Approach to the Development and Use of Multi-Dimensional Quality of Life Indicators.- Taking Indicators to the Next Level: Truckee Meadows Tomorrow Launches Quality of Life Compacts.- A Collaborative Approach to Developing and Using Quality of Life Indicators in New Zealand’s Largest Cities.- 2002 Hennepin County Community Indicators Report: Aligning Community Indicators with Government Mission, Vision and Overarching Goals.- The State of the City Amsterdam Monitor: Measuring Quality of Life in Amsterdam.- A Three-Decade Comparison of Residents’ Opinions on and Beliefs about Life in Genesee County, Michigan.- Creating an Index to Evaluate a Region’s Competitiveness.- Toward a Social Development Index for Hong Kong: The Process of Community Engagement.- Measuring Sustainability and Quality-of-Life in the City of Zurich.

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