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Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Cases VI

by Sirgy, M. Joseph.
Authors: Phillips, Rhonda.%editor. | Rahtz, Don.%editor. | SpringerLink (Online service) Series: Community Quality-of-Life Indicators, Best Cases ; . 4 Physical details: XXX, 264 p. 88 illus., 41 illus. in color. online resource. ISBN: 9400765010 Subject(s): Social sciences. | Quality of Life. | Regional planning. | Quality of Life %Research. | Social Sciences. | Quality of Life Research. | Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning.
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Preface -- Chapter 1: The Influence of Quality-of-Life Research on Quality-of-Life: CLIQ Case Studies from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; Heidi Atwood -- Chapter 2: Regional Indicators of Well-Being: The Case of France; Florence Jany-Catrice -- Chapter 3: Understanding Glasgow: Developing a New Set of Health and Wellbeing Indicators for Use within a City; Bruce Whyte and Andrew Lyon -- Chapter 4: The Monitoring System on Quality of Life of the City of Porto; Luis Delfim Santos and Isabel Martins.-Chapter 5: State Level Applications: Developing a Policy Support and Public Awareness Indicator Project; Rhonda Phillips, Hee Kyung Sung, and Andrea Whitsett.-Chapter 6: Partnerships Across Campuses and Throughout Communities:  Community Engaged Research in California’s Central San Joaquin Valley; Simon Weffer, James Mullooly, Dori Sylvester, Robin deLugon, and Marcia Hernandez.-Chapter 7: Measuring Quality of Life in Border Cities: The Border Observatory Project in the US-Mexico Border Region; Devon McAslan, Mihir Prakash, David Pijawka, Subhrajit Guhathakurta, and Edward Sadalla -- Chapter 8: The Fox River Region Leading Indicators for Excellence: The Benefits and Challenges of Regional Collaboration; Lora Warner and Ashley Heath -- Chapter 9: Bridging Environmental Sustainability and Quality of Life in Metropolitan Atlanta’s Urban Communities; Susannah Lee and Subhrajit Guhathakurta -- Chapter 10: Building a “Quality in Work” Index in Spain; Jordi López-Tamayo, Vicente Royuela and Jordi Suriñach.

This book is the sixth in a series covering bet practices in community quality-of-life (QOL) indicators. The cases in this volume describe communities that have launched their own community indicators programs. Elements that are included in the descriptions are the history of the community indicators work within the target region, the planning of community indicators, the actual indicators that were selected, the data collection process, the reporting of the results, and the use of the indicators to guide community development decisions and public policy.  

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