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Bob weissbourd

  1. 1. City Vitals: How Do We Measure the Success of Cities?CEOs for Cities October 11, 20112011 Fall National Meeting Robert Weissbourd
  2. 2.  Strategic - driven by desired outcomes Quality not Quantity - “answers, not data” User Driven - no ‘data dumps’; no ‘map madness’ User Friendly - task and market oriented Customized - specialized to user needs and systems Current - up-to-date, recurring Standardized - broad coverage and usability Translating Research to Practice: Determining the Right Information Resources to Drive Change
  3. 3. EnhanceCreate Effective Regional Concentrations Deploy Public & Civic Human Capital Culture & Aligned with Institutions Job Pools Leverage Points for Sustainable and Inclusive Prosperity Develop Innovation- Increase Enabling Spatial Infrastructure Efficiency
  4. 4. DEGREE OF OVERLAP( %) Similar view of importance and function of innovation; many overlapping metrics Possible additional factors  Business Dynamics  Metrics: Churn, employment turnover  Research and Development  Metrics: Academic R&D expenditures
  5. 5.  Heavy overlap, more exclusive emphasis on networks/connections rather than broader efficiency of moving people, goods, ideas Possible additional factors:  Transit Accessibility  Jobs-Housing Mismatch  Density
  6. 6.  Except for citizen engagement, less focus on the institutional environment for economic success Possible additional factors:  Government Fragmentation  Tax-Value Proposition  Governance
  7. 7.  Agreement on importance of human capital; different understanding of drivers/practice Possible additional factors:  Alignment with Job Creation/Market Demand  Labor Market Efficiency  Job Structure (middle skills) and Mobility
  8. 8.  Different view of role, and particularly cause and effect, with respect to amenities. Additional factors important on margins (and intra- metro):  Good Housing and Safety Proposition  Retail Services  Access to Job Centers
  9. 9.  Limited focus on the production side of the economy (harder to reduce to metrics); some similar top line metrics Possible additional factors:  Productivity and GRP  Growth in Concentrated Industries and Functions  Specializations in Emerging Knowledge Sectors
  10. 10. DISCUSSIONCEOs for Cities October 11, 20112011 Fall National Meeting Robert Weissbourd
  11. 11. It’s not the Chicken or the Egg – It’s the Incubator IT’S ABOUT PRODUCTIVITYKnowledge Workers Active Human Capital Industry High HC Knowledge Occupation Functions s Productive Industries To Attract Knowledge Workers, Build an Economy Characterized by High-Human Capital Occupations and Functions

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