ERIC Number: ED120277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Quality of Life in Eight American Cities: Selected Indicators of Urban Conditions and Trends.
This volume summarizes a two-year research project funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development through the National League of Cities. The National League of Cities, which manages an urban research program called the Urban Observatory subcontracted the work to member Observatories in the cities of Albuquerque, Atlanta, Denver, Kansas City (Missouri and Kansas), Nashville, and San Diego. The project, initiated in the summer of 1970, was completed in the spring of 1972. The inquiry was limited to six social domains: income and employment, health, education, public safety, housing, and air pollution. For each domain there was at least one indicator on which information was uniformly gathered by each of the network cities. In addition, the research staffs were encouraged to develop other measures of social conditions on which local data was readily available and which highlighted important trends or problems. The text is divided into two major sections. The initial chapters provide an historical overview and theoretical discussion of central issues involved in social reporting, social indicators research, and social monitoring. The remainder of the volume is concerned with the development and application of specific measures to the six social domains selected for investigation. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National League of Cities, Washington, DC.