11C – MADISON NEIGHBORHOOD INDICATORS: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

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David Long, Applied Population Laboratory

The Madison Neighborhood Indicator System is now in its 4th year of tracking neighborhoods’ health, safety, and wellbeing through a variety of local data sources.This presentation briefly examines where the system has come so far and
what obstacles to its best implementation and use still remain.

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11C – MADISON NEIGHBORHOOD INDICATORS: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

  1. 1. Madison Neighborhood Indicators Past, Present, & Future www.cityofmadison.com/ni Applied Population Laboratory, University of Wisconsin –Madison
  2. 2. Background• Principal Figures: Bruer, Cieslewicz, Statz• Funding: City ~$50K/yr, Planning Office, No Federal or Foundations $$• Internal/External Purposes• Four years of data: 2008‐2011  Demographics, Housing, Economic,  Health and Family, Transportation, Public Safety, Community  Involvement, Conservation• Indicators: geographically specific, regularly updated and consistently  and systematically collected.
  3. 3. Share of APL effort by task Percent  0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 Data collection, Cleaning, Validation Geospatial tabulation/summary Website tools: interactive charting & mapping Profiles &  Annual report production for printingCoordination w/ City staff on System Development Stakeholders Identification, Training, Feedback
  4. 4. NI Goals Understanding neighborhood conditions Early warning system which would identify trends in social,  economic, and physical characteristics Support program and resources allocation decisions
  5. 5. Ongoing Challenges Identify stakeholders (and when possible institutionalize their  relationship to NI system) Train users & designated staff to become indicators data analysts Actively and objectively solicit constructive feedback & assess utility
  6. 6. www.cityofmadison.com/ni David Long dlong@ssc.wisc.edu (Jim Beaudoin,  Dan Veroff, & Roz Klaas) Applied Population Laboratory University of Wisconsin –Madison

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