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 Some of the thinking is outdated, and many of the links may have broken over time.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

New Community Indicator Projects

I thought I'd pass along a few new community indicator projects you might be interested in seeing.

Is all well in paradise? Just check out Measuring What Matters for Kaua`i - Community Indicators Report 2006 for a fascinating look at what the community indicators are saying as well as 28 "opportunities for action" that the report identifies.

Secondly, a project under development comes to us from Walla Walla, Washington. The project is still under development, but the blog associated with the project gives an interesting and informative view at the decisions being made and partnerships developed in order to make the project happen. It's worth a look.

1 comment:

  1. Ben:

    Thanks for the advert for the Walla Walla Valley Community Indicator Initiative! It has been (and continues to be) an interesting anthropological experience.

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