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 Some of the thinking is outdated, and many of the links may have broken over time.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Indicators Wonk is Love Doctor

So you're an intrepid reporter out to capture the singles scene in a major metropolitan area. Who do you turn to for advice on where to hook up?

Obviously, the first person that comes to mind is the guy who runs the local community indicators report, right?

So congratulations to Kurt Metzger for reinforcing the stereotype of community indicators practioners as sexy hunks of sexiness, gettin' groovy with all that data.

(That's the stereotype, right?)

I have nothing else left to say but this: Check out the article.


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