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Indicator Explorer

How can we measure and determine if our communities are thriving?

This is the animating question of the Thriving Cities Indicator Explorer. This interactive tool, structured around our Human Ecology Framework, is designed to help community residents, leaders, and practitioners assess, understand, and ultimately improve our neighborhoods and cities.

The Indicator Explorer database is comprised of over 3,000 indicators from more than 100 community indicator projects from across the country. However, this discernment tool highlights the leading indicators, those currently backed by the strongest academic research and most frequently employed in communities.

For answers to common Indicator Explorer questions, visit our Indicator Explorer FAQ page.