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Dublin: A Sense of Place research presentation June 26, 2014

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Dublin: A Sense of Place was a research project designed to obtain information from the community to identify values, characteristics, resources and assets that communicate the character of Dublin, Ohio. The research will be used to inform themes for public artwork, projects, initiatives and infrastructure in the community and in grant opportunities for creative placemaking

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Dublin: A Sense of Place research presentation June 26, 2014

  1. 1. Dublin: A Sense of Place Research Project Bruce Shoemaker, President Acti-Dyne Research June 26, 2014
  2. 2. Dublin: A Sense of Place Research Project Objective: To obtain information from the community to identify values, characteristics, resources and assets that communicate the character of Dublin.
  3. 3. Dublin: A Sense of Place Research Project Goal: To use the research to inform themes for public artwork, projects, initiatives and infrastructure in the community and in grant opportunities for creative placemaking.
  4. 4. Dublin: A Sense of Place Research Project Methodology: Qualitative & Quantitative  Focus Groups recruited from a random list of 3,000 city residents – two groups of 9-12 persons each.  One-on-one interviews with stakeholders in the community (67)  On-line survey of community at large (407)
  5. 5. One-on-One Stakeholder Interviews  Community Service Agencies and Organizations  Charitable and Differently-Abled Community organizations  City of Dublin elected officials and staff  Community arts organizations  Dublin Arts Council board and staff  Dublin Chamber of Commerce (established and NextGen members)  Dublin City Schools  Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau  Dublin Foundation  Dublin Historical Society  Historic Dublin Business Association  Leadership Dublin  Service organizations (e.g. Dublin A.M. Rotary, Dublin Kiwanis)  Community Members  Community servants (police and fire)  Community volunteers  Diverse populations (e.g. age and ethnic diversity)  Homeowners associations  News media  Economic Contributors  Entrepreneurs  Large businesses  Major event presenters (e.g. Memorial Tournament)  Small to medium businesses
  6. 6. Online Survey Respondents 23% ZIP code 43016 61% ZIP code 43017 Other participants: Other Ohio ZIP codes Colorado, Florida and Australia "Dublin Arts Council Survey - 'Dublin: a Sense of Place'" Do you live in Dublin, Ohio? Answer Options Response Percent Response Count Yes 85% 347 No 15% 60 answered question 407 skipped question 0
  7. 7. How long have you lived in Dublin? Answer Options Response Average Response Total Response Count Years 16.9 5,869 347 answered question 347 skipped question 60 Average residency: nearly 17 years What is your gender? Answer Options Response Percent Response Count Female 65% 263 Male 32% 130 Prefer not to answer 3% 10 answered question 403 skipped question 4 Higher percentage of female respondents Online Survey Respondents
  8. 8. Online respondent demographics Do you work in Dublin? Answer Options Response Percent Response Count Yes, I work in Dublin 40.0% 161 No, I work outside of Dublin 32.0% 129 Currently unemployed 0.7% 3 Retired 16.6% 67 Student 1.0% 4 Do not work 4.7% 19 Other (please specify) 5.0% 20 answered question 403 skipped question 4
  9. 9. Online respondent demographics 0.0% 5.0% 10.0% 15.0% 20.0% 25.0% 30.0% 35.0% 40.0% 45.0% 50.0% Business owner City employee or elected official Service club member Community volunteer Visitor DAC staff or board member None of the above I am a Dublin, Ohio… (Check all that apply) I am a Dublin, Ohio… (Check all that apply) Answer Options Response Percent Response Count Business owner 12% 49 City employee or elected official 6% 25 Service club member 7% 28 Community volunteer 39% 159 Visitor 6% 23 DAC staff or board member 5% 20 None of the above 44% 177 answered question 407 skipped question 0
  10. 10. 2 1. Family Oriented City 2. Good Schools 3. Affluent Also highly ranked: ‘Good City Services’ and ‘Safe City’ What three things best describe the City of Dublin, Ohio Active Affluent Artistic Caring Clean Diverse “Dublin bubble” Educated Family oriented Feels small town Friendly Fun Good schools Good city services Green Healthy Innovative Involved Irish themed Planned Professional Progressive Responsive Safe Visionary Visitor destination Well run
  11. 11. Core Community Values Other (please specify) 1 All of the above 2 Green outdoor space 3 Dublin strives to do everything as "Best in class" 4 Community oriented 5 Strategic Planning and Implementation 6 Progressive 7 A great place to live and work. 8 Sense of neighborhoods / community 9 Friendly and responsive to citizens of the city 10 Something for everyone no matter age or gender 11 Business friendly 12 Proud to live in Dublin. Tastefully done. Well kept
  12. 12. Leisure Pursuits
  13. 13. Cultural Identity
  14. 14. Community Favorites
  15. 15. Distinctive Community Assets
  16. 16. 2 1. Quality of Life 2. Great Schools 3. City Planning What do you value most about Dublin? Public events Quality of life Public art Corporate involvement Easy accessibility Good city planning Community involvement Community pride Government-listens & responds Forward thinking Family friendly Great schools Safe Cultural diversity Lack of 'sign pollution’ Very clean
  17. 17. What places make Dublin special to you? 1. Downtown / Historic Dublin 2. Recreation Center 3. Bike Paths & Muirfield (tie)
  18. 18. Contributions to Society
  19. 19. Community Character Other (please specify) 1 Friendliness 2 I agree with all of the above 3 Great planning 4 A model city that demonstrates the success of civic involvement in its success 5 Quality of Life 6 Wealth 7 Golf courses are essential in promoting recreational opportunities 8 Hard to pick just one, they are all good choices. I guess 'Historic Culture' if I have to pick just one. 9 Golf...... 10 Best planned community 11 The beautiful, well planned community that has attracted, as well as, made possible, all of the above. 12 Irish theme is not character. Displaying pride in our history would be. 13 None of the above
  20. 20. Dublin Arts Council’s role
  21. 21. Future Performing Arts
  22. 22. Future Visual Arts
  23. 23. Gallery Visitors Response Average Response T otal Response Count 5.54 1,312 237 237 170 Number of visits per year? Answer Options 0' if less than once a year answered question skipped question
  24. 24. Visiting Public Artwork
  25. 25. Future Public Art Projects
  26. 26. Dublin Arts Council 7.32 average rating on a 10 point scale More than half rated 8 or better 0.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 6.00 7.00 8.00 How is Dublin Arts Council doing? Please rate on a scale of '0' to '10', with a '0' being the lowest possible score and a '10' being the highest score.
  27. 27. Dublin: A Sense of Place Research Project Bruce Shoemaker, President Underwritten by a Hotel/Motel Tax Grant from City of Dublin

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