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  • Informing Our Nation: Improving How to Understand and Assess the USA's Position and Progress

    The United States Government Accountability Office released this report studied a diverse set of key indicator systems that provide economic, environmental, social, and cultural information for local, state, or regional jurisdictions. The included suggestions for future improvements.

    November 30, 2004

  • Building and Using Community Information Systems: Inventory of Available Tools and Guides (Draft)

    This paper develops an organizational framework and catalogues tools supporting community information systems (CIS) in the following areas: building and using CISs, assembling and using data sources, developing indicators, using CISs forchange, developing CIS technology, building user capacity, and building institutional capacity. Although a variety of resources already exist to support the CIS movement, the paper finds needs for creating or updating resources in areas.

    November 30, 2004

  • Particulate Matter in New Haven: Local Diesel Sources and Solutions

    Diesel traffic in New Haven is a major contributor to particulate matter pollution. Air pollution is a detriment to health and the aesthetics of the area. The report identifies sources of diesel pollution and recommendations to handle them.

    October 26, 2004

  • Keeping Children on the Path to School Success: How is Connecticut Doing?

    Early Childhood DataCONNections released this indicator report to show how the state's young children (0-5 years old) are faring in terms of early learning and development, which typically predict future success in school.

    September 30, 2004

  • Reaching Home: Ending Long-Term Homelessness in Connecticut

    This guide to ending homelesssness focuses on the role that supportive housing can play in cost-effectively solving chronic homelessness. It explores the need for housing in Connecticut as well as the way in which supportive housing would be implemented.

    June 30, 2004

  • The Changing Demographics of Connecticut — 1900 to 2000, Part 2: The Five Connecticuts

    This report is the second in the series titled The Changing Demographics of Connecticut — 1990 to 2000. In the preceding report, Part 1: Comparing Connecticut to National Averages, it was shown that Connecticut's statewide averages, whether in terms of income, poverty, or racial composition, provided a misleading description of the state’s socioeconomics. In this report a more representative description of town demographics is provided. Each town has been assigned to one of five town groups.

    May 31, 2004

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