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Rockford Region Vital Signs

Project ID: 510
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Last Update: 08/01/13
Project LocationRockford MSA, Illinois
Lead OrganizationRockford Region Vital Signs
Type of OrganizationLocal Government - State, County, Regional

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

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


Project Description

DIAGNOSING PROGRESS A crucial component of Rockford Region Vital Signs' process will be developing and measuring regional sustainability indicators. These sustainability measurements help the community understand the social, economic, and environmental impact (the three colored rings) of the Rockford region's 16 different areas of sustainability. Its preventative healthcare and home-grown remedies all in one. Rockford’s process is not a point-based rating system such as those employed by LEED, which evaluates buildings or neighborhood developments on the basis of documentation at one specific point in time in order to determine a score for each applicant. Rather, the Vital Signs initiative is designed as a system in which measurements are taken at multiple times throughout the 20-year planning horizon, in order to indicate progress and determine whether adjustments in strategy are necessary.

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Community Indicators – Performance Measures Integration

Does this project have Community Indicators?: Yes
Over 600 Indicators in 16 areas measure community sustainability.

Does this project have Performance Measures?: No

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

Contact Information

Genevieve Borich
Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning
313 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61101

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