Community indicators measuring systems represent a mechanism to improve monitoring and evaluation in planning, incorporating citizen involvement and participation.
They reflect the interplay between social, environmental and economic factors affecting a region's or community's well-being, and, as such, can be extremely valuable to planners and developers.
Yet, little research has been conducted on their efficacy.
This book provides a comprehensive review of how community development indicators evolved and examines their interplay with planning and development.
It questions how we adequately measure concepts associated with indicators systems and whether these systems are sustainable and can best evolve.
In doing so, the book allows a better understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of community indicators measuring systems, as well as how best to design and implement them.