Effective strategies start with accurate diagnoses.
The Flourishing Neighborhood Index measures the health of your community across economic, social, and structural indicators.
Explore the breadth of indicators captured by our Index:
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Residents have a clear sense of the identity of their community, its distinct boundaries, its personality, and its history.
A group of proactive, inclusive, and credible leaders act on the best interests of the entire neighborhood.
Connectivity shaped by mutual obligations and trust that foster neighborly responsibility and civic engagement in its residents.
Religious communities are active in their neighborhood providing key faith, social, and financial resources for the good of the neighborhood.
Built or physical environment is structurally safe, well-maintained, and functional.
A true sense of safety in regard to residents’ physical and material well-being.
Access to strong local schools provide children and youth with quality education give them important skills and opportunities for succeeding in life.
Provision for vulnerable groups with the resources necessary to improve their health, education, and overall well-being.
A diverse and sustainable supply of mixed-income housing serving present and future residents.
Proximity to accessible jobs within the region serves residents at various levels of job-readiness and employment.
Diversity of income levels highlight the importance of disposable income in supporting local commerce.
Healthy and stable local businesses provide access to products and services for both individuals and communities.
Our Flourishing Neighborhood Index helps you…
priorities and objectives
a long-term plan
around immediate steps
The Index is helping us see both the places and the people around us with greater breadth and depth of understanding…coalescing neighbors and partners around particular areas for growth.
From Questions to Solutions in 3 Phases
Build your own index through an 18-month neighborhood transformation journey with the Lupton Center team.
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Become an expert on your neighborhood. You’ll gain valuable insights into the state of your community through guided evaluation, personal coaching, and a set of data-rich, interactive maps that tell the unique story of your neighborhood.
Unite stakeholders around a common vision. You’ll utilize neighbor-to-neighbor surveying, staff training and mentoring, and in-depth analysis of your Index data to articulate the voice, vision, and capacity of your community.
Execute a 24-month strategic plan. You’ll develop and implement a long-term plan to meet the neighborhood’s social, structural, and economic needs. Throughout, you’ll harness the Lupton Center’s expert counsel, ongoing group learning and video coaching, and data visualization and mapping tools to measure and evaluate impact.
A good fit for you if you…
- Believe the Holistic Neighborhood Development model can make a difference in your community
- Desire better visibility into the factors underpinning development
- Lack an clear and effective long-term strategy
- Need to build community relationships and alignment