Community Indicators for Your Community

Real, lasting community change is built around knowing where you are, where you want to be, and whether your efforts are making a difference. Indicators are a necessary ingredient for sustainable change. And the process of selecting community indicators -- who chooses, how they choose, what they choose -- is as important as the data you select.

This is an archive of thoughts I had about indicators and the community indicators movement. Some of the thinking is outdated, and many of the links may have broken over time.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

PARADISO FP7 Project Update

Here's a note from Roger Torrenti you might be interested in:

All of you have probably already heard of the OECD “Global Project on Measuring the Progress of Societies” which had been presented by Jon Hall at the PARADISO workshop of June 2008 and by Enrico Giovannini at the “ICT for a global sustainable future” Conference of last January (see Some of you may even have had the opportunity to discuss this Project at the PARADISO conference with Lynda Hawe, in charge of the ICT aspects of this Project.

The Global Project will be at the core of the 3rd OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy”, to take place in Busan, Korea, from Oct. 27 to 30, 2009, on the theme “Charting Progress, Building Visions, Improving Life”. An International exhibition will be a major side event of this Forum (50 exhibitors, 250 booths are expected). Please note: the exhibition is free of charge but early applications are recommended.

To register for or exhibit at this event, please visit


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