Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Cases II (Social by M. Joseph Sirgy, Don Rahtz, David Swain

By M. Joseph Sirgy, Don Rahtz, David Swain

This booklet is the second one in a sequence protecting most sensible practices in group quality-of-life (QOL) signs. the 1st quantity is a compilation of instances of most sensible paintings in neighborhood signs learn. This quantity builds at the aim of the sequence and contains 11 instances describing groups that experience introduced their very own neighborhood signs courses. components incorporated are the heritage of the neighborhood symptoms paintings in the goal sector, and the making plans of group symptoms.

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CHARLOTTE KAHN, Director, The Boston Indicators Project, The Boston Foundation. org Indicators in Action: The Use of Sustainability Indicators in the City of Santa Monica GENEVIEVE BERTONE,1 SHANNON C. PARRY,2 DEAN KUBANI,3 AND JENNIFER WOLCH4 1 Executive Director for Sustainable Works, City of Santa Monica 2 Founder of Sustainable Places 3 Environmental Programs Division, City of Santa Monica 4 Director of the Center for Sustainable Cities, University of Southern California The City of Santa Monica is a unique coastal community, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains and the intense urban landscape of Los Angeles.

Creating the Sustainable City Plan (2000–2003) After 7 years of implementation, the Santa Monica Sustainable City Program had achieved much success in relation to the original goal areas. Many of the initial INDICATORS IN ACTION 45 targets had been met or exceeded, and Santa Monica had become recognized as a worldwide model for sustainability. In reviewing the progress made since the 1994 adoption of the program, the city not only recognized its successes but also identified the need to update and expand the program.

Printed in The Netherlands. 44 GENEVIEVE BERTONE ET AL. Developing the Sustainable City Program (1994–2000) The city’s Task Force on the Environment (ETF), established in 1991 to advise the city council on environmental programs and policy issues, initially recommended the development of a Sustainable City Program for the city. In order to measure the success of the program and guide city policy, the ETF recommended that the program include a set of sustainability indicators and targets. The ETF first presented the indicators as part of the initial Sustainable City Program proposed in 1992.

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