Sirgy, M. Joseph, Phillips, Rhonda, Rahtz, Don (Eds.)
2009, XIX, 213 p.
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This book in the context of the overall book series contains cases that reflect best practices in community indicator projects
This book contains "best practices" of community quality-of-life indicator systems implemented in various communities throughout the world.
The cases in this volume 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.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Community Dvelopment - Community Indicator Projects - Community Indicators - Community Quality-Of-Life - Community Well-Being - innovation - sustainability - sustainable development
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