Australian Community Indicators Network
This presentation provides an overview of new developments in the realm of community and urban indicators around the world, with a view to understanding the key alternatives available when designing and implementing an indicator system, and the implications of these decisions for the impact of the system on people, policy and trends. Themes are drawn from the community indicators, policy, and sustainable development literature. Case examples are drawn primarily from North America, with an in-depth consideration of three key indicator system developments in the Vancouver region, innovative for different reasons: the Vancouver Foundation's Vital Signs project, the regional government's indicator initiatives, and the Olympic Games Impact system being conducted on behalf of the International Olympic Committee.
Associate Professor Meg Holden studies and advances the prospects for a politics, culture and design of urban sustainability within tomorrow’s cities. Best known within the community indicators field is her work on urban sustainability and quality of life indicators, which has involved research in North American cities as well as practice in developing indicator systems in Vancouver and advising within the international indicators community through the Community Indicators Consortium, the Canadian Sustainability Indicators Network, Metropolis: The World Association of Major Metropolises, and others. At the time of the seminar Meg was in Melbourne as a Visiting Scholar in the Global Cities Research Institute at RMIT University.
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