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 Some of the thinking is outdated, and many of the links may have broken over time.

Monday, September 10, 2007

UMI Conference Update

Urban Markets Initiative Forum 2007
Connecting Communities: Using Information to Drive Change.

October 18, 3:00pm to October 19, 5:00 pm
The Brookings Institution
Washington, DC

Join us at the second Urban Markets Initiative Forum entitled, "Connecting Communities: Using Information to Drive Change." The UMI Forum 2007 will focus on how information drives change to facilitate connections and community change.

New Breakout Sessions Include:
  • Using Information to Improve Public Health
  • Community Change and Workforce Dynamics
  • Re-"storing" Urban Markets: Retail Strategies


The Urban Markets Initiative (UMI) at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program aims to improve the quality of information available on urban communities and use it to unleash the full power of those markets while connecting them to the economic mainstream.


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