Measures

The Sustainable Communities Index provides a comprehensive set of measurement methods for indicators of livable, equitable, and prosperous cities. Our team  selected these indicators from among best practices internationally to be responsive to action, valid, meaningful and motivating. Anyone or any organization may use these methods.  Our list of indicators includes options for alternative ways of measuring each objective understanding that the capacity for collecting and analyzing data may vary. The measures pages provide a methodology for calculating the indicator, the location of source data, and a rationale for why each indicator is relevent to health and sustainability.