Sirgy, M. Joseph, Phillips, Rhonda, Rahtz, Don (Eds.)
2013, XXX, 264 p. 88 illus., 41 illus. in color.
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Contains cases that reflect best practices in community indicator projects, in the context of the overall book series
Contains latest findings on community Quality of Life
Edited by a team of experts in the field
This book is the sixth in a series covering bet practices in community quality-of-life (QOL) indicators. 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 »Best Practices of Community quality-of-life indicator systems - Building Quality of Life in Spain - Case Studies: Community Quality of Life - Community Research in California’s Central San Joaquin Valley - Health and Well-Being in Glasgow - Indicators of Well-Being - Influence of Quality of Life Research - Measuring Quality of Life in Border Cities - Monitoring Quality of Life of the City of Porto - Quality of Life Case Sudies from Kwa-Zulu-Natal, South Africa - Quality of Life in Metropolitan Atlanta’s Urban Communities - Quality of Life in the city of Porto - The Fox River Region Leading Indicators - Understanding Quality of Life in Glasgow
Preface.- Chapter 1: The Influence of Quality-of-Life Research on Quality-of-Life: CLIQ Case Studies from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; Heidi Atwood.- Chapter 2: Regional Indicators of Well-Being: The Case of France; Florence Jany-Catrice.- Chapter 3: Understanding Glasgow: Developing a New Set of Health and Wellbeing Indicators for Use within a City; Bruce Whyte and Andrew Lyon.- Chapter 4: The Monitoring System on Quality of Life of the City of Porto; Luis Delfim Santos and Isabel Martins.-Chapter 5: State Level Applications: Developing a Policy Support and Public Awareness Indicator Project; Rhonda Phillips, Hee Kyung Sung, and Andrea Whitsett.-Chapter 6: Partnerships Across Campuses and Throughout Communities: Community Engaged Research in California’s Central San Joaquin Valley; Simon Weffer, James Mullooly, Dari Sylvester, Robin DeLugan, and Marcia Hernandez.-Chapter 7: Measuring Quality of Life in Border Cities: The Border Observatory Project in the US-Mexico Border Region; Devon McAslan, Mihir Prakash, David Pijawka, Subhrajit Guhathakurta, and Edward Sadalla.- Chapter 8: The Fox River Region Leading Indicators for Excellence: The Benefits and Challenges of Regional Collaboration; Lora Warner and Ashley Heath.- Chapter 9: Bridging Environmental Sustainability and Quality of Life in Metropolitan Atlanta’s Urban Communities; Susannah Lee and Subhrajit Guhathakurta.- Chapter 10: Building a “Quality in Work” Index in Spain; Jordi López-Tamayo, Vicente Royuela and Jordi Suriñach.