APPROACH TO INDICATORS
In 2010, we started with a question: “In the year 2020, what do you want our city to look like?” Through eleven Causes that ranged from education to arts & culture, transportation to sustainability, we held ourselves accountable to 59 measures of success. SA2020, the nonprofit, continues to track and ultimately seeks to affect those indicators. View all indicators »
We believe that each of the 59 indicators plays an important role in the future of our city, but if looked at in isolation, they are merely points on a graph. Instead, we prefer to talk about community change in a cycle.
We know present conditions produce future communities. Strengthening the city today ensures progress for tomorrow. In order to achieve our vision, we have to have a plan of action. The results we expect to see as part of that vision are not narrow, isolated changes. Neither is there one straightforward path to achieving those results.
Community change is cyclical, composed of many parts that continually influence one another. These complex issues require multiple approaches and strategies. Because each piece directly or indirectly impacts other areas, focused efforts on any area pay immediate and future dividends.
With no clear cycle beginning, this way of looking at our environment offers multiple entry points to intervene and potentially turn the curve.