Valuing lived experience by amplifying underheard voices and pushing beyond the limitations of institutionally collected data

NSR helps collect community feedback 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 by the Sustainable Development Goals and Community Capitals (natural, cultural, human, social, political, financial, built) 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.

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