Refining IndicatorsFinding the Best Measures for Improvements in Urban Housing

Presentation by Michael Barndt
March 2004

(Inactive) Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee   (Milwaukee)

This was a presentation at the Community Quality of Life Conference in Reno, Nevada discussing indicators to reflect various aspects of neighborhood housing markets.

Key points:

  • Multiple contexts for viewing a subject
  • Indicators should not be oversimplified – their contents change as they are unbundled
  • Place/time/sub-communities matter
  • Use of data is more than creating indicators
  • We still are not able to measure much of what we would really like to know