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"High Tech, High Touch" Community Workshops

SCOPE co-hosted three "High Tech, High Touch" community workshops in August 2013.

Check out the photos from the workshops on Flickr.

SARASOTA - Tuesday, August 20th 2013- Robert L. Taylor Community Center 

Co-hosts: City of Sarasota and Institute for the Ages

See the presentation from the workshop here.

VENICE - Friday, August 23rd 2013 - Venice City Hall

Co-hosts: City of Venice and Institute for the Ages

See the presentation from the workshop here.

NORTH PORT - Thursday, August 29th 2013 - Morgan Family Community Center

Co-hosts: City of North Port and Institute for the Ages

See the presentation from the workshop here.

See the Institute for the Ages presentation from the workshop here.


Click here to see the preferences on Community Indicators of Well-being that were shared by community members at the "High Tech, High Touch" Community Workshops.

Community members attended these workshops from all over Sarasota County.

Map of Workshop Attendees

Stay tuned to our e-newsletter and Facebook to learn more about how SCOPE is using the results from these sessions. You can register to receive our e-newsletter on the "About SCOPE" page 

Past Data Efforts

SCOPE engages a diverse group of people in community initiatives that focus on what we want our future to be. In these initiatives, SCOPE frees people to innovate and create new approaches to change.

Community Report Cards: 2005-2006 Edition2007-2008 Edition

People Count Reports:  US Census (2003), Race & Ethnicity (2005)


Community Data 2.0

On May 19, 2011 the community convened for Community Data 2.0:  A Community-Wide Rebooting – joining together to draw upon all that has been learned so far, to incorporate the latest methods and technologies, and to start fresh once again, in light of present-day realities.  See links to the left for resources relating to the Community Data 2.0 efforts.

To support the Community Data 2.0 efforts, a 2010 Update of community indicators was created.  This update includes data on a subset of indicators that were part of past Community Report Cards, People Count Reports, and Community Study Reports.  Please double-click on the indicators listed below to access the updated data as of the 2010 U. S. Census. 



Civic Well-Being:

Culture & Recreation: 

Economic Well-Being:



Natural Environment:

Built Environment:

Social Well-Being:


For further information about Community Data 2.0 or SCOPE Community Data projects, please contact John McCarthy, [email protected].

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