Sirgy, M. Joseph, Phillips, Rhonda, Rahtz, Don (Eds.)
2009, XII, 190 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 Development - Community Indicator Projects - Community Indicators - Community Quality of Life - Community Well-Being - Monitoring - sustainable development
Preface - Chapter 1: Connecting Outcomes to Indicators: The Santa Cruz County California Community Assessment Project (CAP) by DEANNA ZACHARY - Chapter 2: Pace of Life and Quality of Life: The Slow City Charter by HEIKE MAYER and PAUL KNOX - Chapter 3: The Clark County Monitoring System – An Early Warning Indicator System for Clark County Nevada by SHEILA CONWAY, JEREMY AGUERO, and IRENE NAVIS - Chapter 4: Evaluating Progress toward Sustainable Development in Milwaukee’s Menomonee River Valley: Linking Brownfield’s Redevelopment with Community Quality-of-Life by CHRISTOPHER A. DESOUSA, BENJAMIN GRAMLING, and KEVIN LEMOINE - Chapter 5: Examining the Spatial Distribution of Urban Indicators in São Paulo, Brazil: Do Spatial Effects Matter? By MÔNICA HADDAD - Chapter 6: Quality of life & Cultural Diversity in Peel Region (Ontario, Canada) by SRIMANTA MOHANTY - Chapter 7: Measuring Quality of Life in Canadian Municipalities by JOHN BURRETT - Chapter 8: The Indices of Community Well-being for Calgary Community Districts: A Neighborhood-Based Approach to Quality of Life Reporting by DEREK COOK and JOHN TE LINDE - Bibliographic Resources