Sustainable urban development: the framework and directory of assessment methods.

Deakin, Mark, Curwell, Steve and Lombardi, Patrizia (2002) Sustainable urban development: the framework and directory of assessment methods. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 4 (2). pp. 171-197. ISSN 1464 3332

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Sustainable development is an issue that has attracted a considerable amount of academic interest since the publication of the Brundtland Report. With Agenda 21, it is an issue which has also found its way into the policy and action programmes of the European Commission. For Europe and its member states, the issue has become one of sustainable urban development and this paper reports on the interim findings of a concerted action programme undertaken to foreground the urban question, develop a framework for the analysis of sustainable development and compile a directory of methods to assess the sustainability of urban development. It classifies the assessment methods in question and goes on to map their applications across the sustainable development issues represented in the framework for analysis. Having done this, the paper goes on to set out how the said methods are being used to build the environmental capacity that is needed for the city of tomorrow to carry its cultural heritage and develop forms of human settlement which are sustainable.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1464 3332
Electronic ISSN: 1757-5605
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable development; Urban planning; Environmental assessment methods; Environmental capacity; Continuity of cultural heritage;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 700 Arts & recreation > 710 Landscaping & area planning > 711 Area planning
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 338 Production
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
Item ID: 2036
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2008 14:32
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2013 15:29

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