GOING BY THE NUMBERS

States, cities, and even towns are using indicators to measure their economic and social health and to set future goals. The indicators are as varied as a commuting time of 25 minutes or less (Jacksonville, Florida) to asthma hospitalization rate for children (Seattle, Washington) to number of new developments in the floodplain (Upper Connecticut River Valley). The data derived at each time interval (e.g., quarterly or annually) can be used to generate reports that highlight areas of need and show progress to date. This article primarily highlights the indicators used in Jacksonville, Florida; Seattle, Washington; and Upper Connecticut River Valley. Transportation indicators relate to mobility, commuting time, fuel consumption, and vehicle miles traveled.

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    American Planning Association

    122 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1500
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603-6107
  • Authors:
    • Andrews, J H
  • Publication Date: 1996-9

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 14-18
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00729989
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 14 1997 12:00AM