Rockford Region Vital Signs

Active Project? No
Year Project Began: 2011
Year of Last Input: 2012
Last Updated: Aug 1 2013
Project Location:
Rockford MSA, Illinois
State / Province:
Lead Organization:
Rockford Region Vital Signs
Type of Organization:

Geographic Scope

Municipality, Metropolitan, Multi-County

Issue Areas

Arts and Culture, Children & Youth, Civic Engagement, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Population


A crucial component of Rockford Region Vital Signs’ process will be developing and measuring regional sustainability indicators. These sustainability measurements help the community understand the social, economic, and environmental impact (the three colored rings) of the Rockford region’s 16 different areas of sustainability. Its preventative healthcare and home-grown remedies all in one. Rockford’s process is not a point-based rating system such as those employed by LEED, which evaluates buildings or neighborhood developments on the basis of documentation at one specific point in time in order to determine a score for each applicant. Rather, the Vital Signs initiative is designed as a system in which measurements are taken at multiple times throughout the 20-year planning horizon, in order to indicate progress and determine whether adjustments in strategy are necessary.

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Project Contact:

Genevieve Borich
Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning - Educational Organization
Rockford IL USA