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Metrics

Most policies regarding poverty are driven by obsolete metrics. Another model, which measures the very basic needs for survival, reveals deep poverty in New York City.
Dec 27, 2014   Quartz
The Great Recession ended in the summer of 2009. Unemployment has fallen and consumer spending has risen, as have most economic metrics save one: vehicle miles traveled. There is a list of reasons why VMT hasn't risen, and perhaps won't.
Aug 25, 2014   Fortune
Emily Badger is extremely impressed—and for good reason—with the City of Los Angeles' new neighborhood data portal, built in connection with the development a new health and wellness chapter for the city's General Plan.
Oct 19, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
On Eric Garcetti's 100th day in office, the new mayor of Los Angeles showed progress on his promise to increase accountability by launching a beta website to track City Hall performance in nine categories and for each city department.
Oct 9, 2013   Los Angeles Times
The U.S. Census Bureau has released a new set of formulae that dramatically change the way poverty is determined in the U.S., leaving behind the one-size-fits-all approach in use since the 1960s.
Jan 6, 2011   The Washington Post
New York City's second annual Sustainable Streets Index adds a wealth of data in support of green transportation and street safety.
Mar 26, 2010   Streetsblog
A new demographic tool from the USDA compiles data about food choices and characteristics, allowing the creation of detailed maps. <em>Edible Geography</em> wonders what using food as a metric will tell us about the U.S.
Feb 12, 2010   Edible Geography