Valuing lived experience by amplifying underheard voices and pushing beyond the limitations of institutionally collected data.
Community feedback is collected via surveys, interviews, and small group discussions where people are asked about the present (assets and barriers) and future (hopes, fears, expectations) of their community. Responses are then coded to the Community Capitals (natural, cultural, human, social, political, financial, built) and Sustainable Development Goals to help identify themes. This more nuanced view of issues and places helps to re-center people in the process of civic democracy. We feel that contextual expertise should be equally – if not more – important as institutionally collected data sets when assessing investment risk, need, and opportunity.
Have an experience or thought that you would like to share about your community?