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Evaluating Sustainable Development In the Built Environment

ISBN-10: 1405192585

ISBN-13: 9781405192583

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Peter Brandon, Patrizia Lombardi

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/28/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 280
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

About the Authors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Setting the Context for Evaluating Sustainable Development
The environmental perspective
The international policy debates
Extension of the debate
The impact of the built environment
The current response of the built environment community
Sustainability: a definition
Seeking a shared set of values
Striving for a common framework and classification system
The characteristics of assessment and measurement for sustainable development
Management and intervention for sustainable development
Implementing management decisions
Summary
Time and Sustainability
Innovation and stability
Perceptions of sustainable development
Critical failure points
Time in evaluation
Future aversion
Clever or wise?
Practical assessment of 'time'
The luxury of the 'time' horizon
Approaches to Evaluation
The Natural Step
The concept of community capital
The ecological footprint
Monetary (capital) approach
The driving force-state-response model
Issues or theme-based frameworks
Accounting frameworks
Frameworks of assessment methods' tool kits
Summary and conclusions
Indicators and Measures
Why evaluate?
Traditional versus sustainable development indicators
Generic and specific questions
International indicators
Aggregated indicators
Discussion
Summary
Assessment Methods
A directory of assessment methods
An outline summary of the main assessment methods, tools and procedures in use
Summary and conclusions
A Proposed Framework for Evaluating Sustainable Development
The need for a holistic and integrated framework
The theoretical underpinning of the framework
The built environment explained by the modalities
The 15 modalities for understanding sustainable development in the built environment
Development of the multi-modal framework for decision-making
Key questions for examining sustainable development within each modality
Synthesis of results
Summary
The Framework as a Structuring Tool: Case Studies
Case study 1: selection of a municipal waste treatment system
Case study 2: evaluation of sustainable redevelopment scenarios for an urban area
Case study 3: 'multi-stakeholder' urban regeneration decision-making
Case study 4: social reporting of Modena City strategic plan
Summary and conclusion
Towards Management Systems and Protocols
Who manages?
The planning framework
Management in a learning organisation
Soft system methodology
Wicked problems
Process protocols
A possible approach
The Vancouver study
The conclusions of the Vancouver study
Follow through on the Vancouver study
Resilience
Education and Research
A research agenda
In conclusion
The Philosophy of the 'Cosmonomic Idea of Reality'
References
Websites
Bibliography
Index