Is This a Better Place? The Art & Science of Place-Based Evaluation


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The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, and Neighborhood Funders Group invite you to a national convening on effective practices and new approaches to evaluating place-based initiatives.

Connect with evaluators, funders, and community partners who are using evaluation to support positive change in a place.

  • Explore metrics, methods, and approaches to place-based initiatives at different stages of development
  • Deepen connections with others working in the field
  • Encourage an ongoing community of practice
  • Inform and share the results of this convening with the field


Visit the Jacobs Center website for more information about the conference


Event Location: Hard Rock Hotel - San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 207 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101.


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Questions? Contact Sheri Brady at or Jennifer James at