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Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project

Project ID: 456
CIC Member?:
No
Active Project?:
Yes
Year Project Began:
2003
Year of Latest Report:
2010
Last Update: 07/06/12
Project LocationTemple University, PA
State/ProvincePA
CountryUSA
Lead OrganizationMetropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project
Type of Organization

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Geographic Scope (The level of geography at which the indicator data is collected):
Municipality, Metropolitan, Other

Issue Areas:
Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Land Use, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social, Transportation

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Project Description

The Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project (MPIP) seeks to promote regional thinking on community issues, to improve the empirical basis for policy decisions, to stimulate research on the quality of life within the region, to publish regular reports on regional policy issues, and to provide tools and data for individuals and groups to conduct their own research on regional questions. MPIP continuously collects and offers more than 350 social, economic, and environmental indicators. While the basic unit of analysis is the 353 municipalities in Philadelphia’s two state metropolitan region, MPIP also provides data on elementary and secondary school districts, zip codes, census tracts, and state house and senate districts. To be eligible for inclusion in the MPIP database, an indicator must be available and comparable for the entire region and credible and reliable over time. All of MPIP’s data are freely available and can be mapped using MetroPhilaMapper, MPIP’s powerful browser-based mapping application. MPIP has received major support from the William Penn Foundation.

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Awards and Recognitions:

Achievements:

Community Indicators – Performance Measures Integration

Does this project have Community Indicators?: Yes
MPIP continuously collects and offers more than 350 social, economic, and environmental indicators. To be eligible for inclusion in the MPIP database, an indicator must be available and comparable for the entire region and credible and reliable over time.

Does this project have Performance Measures?: Yes
Many of the indicators could used as performance measures, but measurement of specific program performance is not a project objective.

Has this project integrated Community Indicators and Performance Measures?: No

Contact Information

Michelle Schmitt
Temple University
Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project, Department of Sociology, 1115 West Pollett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6089
USA

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