Event: The Art and Science of Place-Based Evaluation
Date: October 5th and 6th 2015
Location: San Diego, California
The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, and the Neighborhood Funders Group will host this national convening on effective practices and new approaches to evaluating place-based initiatives.
“The Art and Science of Place-Based Evaluation” builds on two prior events hosted by the Aspen Institute “Towards a Better Place” and the University of Southern California “Prioritizing Place” to provide a deeper, targeted discussion about how to use evaluation to improve understanding of place to accelerate change.
The results of this convening will be curated into a central portal, designed to extend the lessons learned from GEO’s Place-Based Evaluation Community of Practice. This convening, and its resulting Community of Practice, will ensure an ongoing dialogue for continued learning on place-based evaluation’s role in affecting positive change. Stay tuned for a review of the event and the insights that emerge.
Photo credit: J.R. – Inside Out Project – Naplouse, Palestine (2011)