Measure of America 2010-2011

The second volume in the series, The Measure of America 2010-2011, Mapping Risks and Resilience is being published November 10, 2010 by New York University Press.

Authored by Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps of the American Human Development Project, with visual sensemaking by Humantific | UnderstandingLab, the new color-coded, 320 page volume explains how opportunity is distributed in America. Measure of America and Humantific have partnered for more than six years on this series of  important social sensemking publications created to inform much needed societal change and inspire other project initiatives.

“Are we falling behind other affluent democracies? Which groups are surging ahead and which face the greatest risks?  Which congressional districts enjoy the highest—and lowest—levels of well-being?”

In the big picture sense what is being modeld here is how to move from intuitive ponderings towards more robust, data and information driven change-making.

Get Ready to be surprised AGAIN!

“The Measure of America 2010-2011 shines a spotlight on risks to progress and opportunity, and identifies tested approaches to fostering resilience among different groups: Who is most at risk for obesity? How can workers secure better footholds in the job market? How important is early childhood education? This report provides the tools necessary to build upon past policy successes, protect the progress made over the last half century from emerging risks, and develop an infrastructure of opportunity that can serve a new generation of Americans.”

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University says: “Bravo to the American Human Devlopment Team for another breakthrough volume. The Measure of America 2010-2011 could not be more timely.”

You can preorder The Measure of America 2010-2011 today on Amazon.

See more on the Amercan Human Development Project web site.

What is the Amercan Human Development Project?

Part of the Social Science Research Council, The American Human Development Project is a non-partisan initiative to stimulate fact-based public debate about issues of well being in the United States. The Social Science Research Council research informs and influences public conversation and policy debates.

See more here: The American Human Development Project

What is Humantific | UnderstandingLab?

Humantific is a pioneer in the realm of SenseMaking for ChangeMaking. The UnderstandingLab team within Humantific works with social and organizational change making leaders to explain complex, fuzzy situations, wicked problems, strategies, challenges, opportunities, eco systems, processes, perspectives, business models, social change models and all kinds of solution paths that help prepare for ChangeMaking.

To find out more send an email to engage (at) humantific (dot) com