The assessment of sustainable urban development.

Deakin, Mark, Huovila, Pekka, Rao, Susheel, Sunikka, Minna and Vreeker, Ron (2002) The assessment of sustainable urban development. Building Research & Information, 30 (2). pp. 95-108. ISSN 0961-3218

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This paper describes the outcomes of a survey of assessment methods for sustainable urban development (SUD) undertaken by an international network called BEQUEST. It addresses aspects of good practice in terms of SUD, explores the range of methods available and explains the classification used in the directory of methods included in the BEQUEST Toolkit available on the web. An exercise undertaken to map the range of assessment methods to the various sustainability issues and development activities is described. The strengths and weakness and other deficiencies in current forms of sustainability assessment are explored. The key gaps in sustainability assessment are identified for further research and the importance of greater integration in assessment and evaluation, across professional and subject boundaries is emphasized.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0961-3218
Electronic ISSN: 1466-4321
Uncontrolled Keywords: Architectural Design & Structure; Building; Design; Environment & the City; Environmental Geography; Planning & Property; Property & Real Estate Planning; Structural Engineering; Urban Design; Urban Economics; Urban Policy; Urban Studies;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 690 Building & construction > 692 Auxiliary construction practices
700 Arts & recreation > 710 Landscaping & area planning > 711 Area planning
300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 307 Communities
Library of Congress Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TH Building construction
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Item ID: 2034
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2008 16:47
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2013 12:16

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