Community Indicators Measuring Systems

Community Indicators Measuring Systems

by Rhonda Phillips
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754640051

ISBN-13: 9780754640059

Pub. Date: 02/01/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Community indicators measuring systems represent a mechanism to improve monitoring and evaluation in planning, incorporating citizen involvement and participation. They reflect the interplay between social, environmental and economic factors affecting a region's or community's well-being, and, as such, can be extremely valuable to planners and developers. Yet, little

Overview

Community indicators measuring systems represent a mechanism to improve monitoring and evaluation in planning, incorporating citizen involvement and participation. They reflect the interplay between social, environmental and economic factors affecting a region's or community's well-being, and, as such, can be extremely valuable to planners and developers. Yet, little research has been conducted on their efficacy. This book provides a comprehensive review of how community development indicators evolved and examines their interplay with planning and development. It questions how we adequately measure concepts associated with indicators systems and whether these systems are sustainable and can best evolve. In doing so, the book allows a better understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of community indicators measuring systems, as well as how best to design and implement them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754640059
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Series:
Urban and Regional Planning and Development Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Theory And Basis For Community Indicators: Understanding indicators, Heidi Hoernig and Mark Seasons; Historical background of community indicators, Clifford Cobb and Craig Rixford. Relating Community Indicators To Planning And Development: The sustainable Calgary story: a local response to a global challenge, Noel Keough; Indicators and core area planning: applications in Canada's mid-sized cities, Mark Seasons; Integrating community indicators with economic development planning, Rhonda Phillips and Susan Bridges. Technological Dimensions: Community statistical systems: discussion of development and data issues, Naomi Oliver, Christiana Schumann and Marc T. Smith; Role of multi-scalar GIS-based indicators studies in formulating neighbourhood planning policy, Rina Ghose and William Huxhold; Where do we want to be? Making sustainability indicators integrated, dynamic and participatory, Jeff Carmichael, Sonia Talwar, James Tansey and John Robinson; Subject index.

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