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.

The Jacksonville Community Council (JCCI) understands indicators and community change, with more than 25 years of producing the annual Quality of Life Progress Report for Jacksonville and the Northeast Florida region, and two decades of helping other communities develop their own sustainable indicators projects. JCCI consultants give you the information you need to measure progress, identify priorities for action, and assess results.

I'd like to talk with you personally about how we can help. E-mail me at
ben@jcci.org, call (904) 396-3052, or visit CommunityWorks for more information. From San Antonio to Siberia, we're ready and willing to assist.


Monday, June 15, 2009

"Greenest Cities" Indicator Sets

Here's a nice round-up of measures of sustainable or "green" cities from a number of sources. It's from Elizabeth Barrette on Gaiatribe, which is a blog "support[ing] the premise that humanity is the part of the biosphere that can think, which gives us the responsibility to care for life and the Earth. Here you'll find discussions of renewable energy, sustainable development, intentional community, nature religions, environmental awareness, and related topics."

The list provided is a quick overview of a number of resources and indicator sets to look at urban sustainability. Take a look, and let me know -- which other resources should have been added to that list?

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for linking to Gaiatribe! I have Followed your blog on Google Friend Connect, as it seems we're writing in related areas. I have also added Community Indicators to Gaiatribe's Links list.

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