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 Some of the thinking is outdated, and many of the links may have broken over time.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, September 26, 2007

UMI Conference Early Bird Ends Tomorrow

The Brookings Institution's Urban Market Initiative's 2007 Forum
October 18th and 19th, Washington DC
The Early Bird Special ends tomorrow, Thursday, September 27th. Last chance to register at the reduced price of $325. This is the last opportunity to make a reservation at Jurys Washington Hotel. Our reserved block of hotel rooms at the Jurys Washington Hotel, closes tomorrow, September 27th, at 5:00 PM , EST. This is the last chance to get the preferred rate of $205. To make a reservation, please call (202) 483-6000 and ask for a room in the Brookings/Urban Markets Initiative block to take advantage of this great deal.
New Pre-Conference Workshop added!
Learn about the exciting new developments and plans for the U.S. Census Bureau's American Communities Survey and the implications for users. Please note that this workshop takes place on Thursday, October 18th at 1:00 pm - don't miss out, plan your travel accordingly!

Exciting Presenters added!
We are pleased to announce that presenters at the Forum now include:
  • Anthony Williams, Co-Author of Wikinomics
  • Ben Hecht, Living Cities (invited)
  • Bruce Katz, VP & Director, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
  • Gus Newport, Former Mayor of Berkeley, CA and lifelong activist
  • Chris Allen, President, Chris Allen & Associates
  • Cynthia Stewart, Director of Government Relations, the International Council of Shopping Centers
  • John Talmage, President & CEO, the Social Compact, Inc.
  • Robert Weissbourd, President, RW Ventures
  • Dr. Michael Turner, President, Political Economic Research Council
  • Dr. Clark Abrahams, Executive Director, Fairbanking, SAS Americas
  • Cavan Capps, Data Web/Data Ferrett, U.S. Census Bureau (invited)

We are also excited to announce that UMI's new director, Norris Dickard , will be participating in one of the Forum's many breakout sessions.



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