On Monday, October 1, Reconnecting America will release a report entitled, Are We There Yet?, which will grade America’s metropolitan areas to measure the country’s progress so far towards complete communities. Each of the 366 areas we measured against four different grades: Living, Working, Moving and Thriving grades.
“Why the region? We chose to grade places at the regional scale, rather than the city or county because, ultimately, efforts to improve individual neighborhoods must trickle up to change regional performance. We believe that successful coordination of transportation and land use happens at the regional scale, and we also wanted to make sure that we recognized the important role that suburbs will continue to play in our metropolitan areas.”
To read more about the individual indicators and what is sure to be an enlightening and educational report, see Reconnecting America’s recent article.