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Indicator-based urban sustainability-A review

Hiremath, Rahul B and Balachandra, P and Kumar, Bimlesh and Bansode, Sheelratan S and Murali, J (2013) Indicator-based urban sustainability-A review. In: ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, 17 (6). pp. 555-563.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2013.08.004


Sustainability has emerged as one of the important planning concepts from its beginnings in economics and ecological thinking, and has widely been applied to assessing urban development. Different methods, techniques and instruments for urban sustainability assessment that help determine how cities can become more sustainable have emerged over a period of time. Among these, indicator-based approaches contribute to building of sustainable self-regulated systems that integrate development and environment protection. Hence, these provide a solid foundation for decision-making at all levels and are being increasingly used. The present paper builds on the background of the available literature and suggests the need for benchmarking indicator-based approach in a given urban area and incorporating various local issues, thus enhancing the long-term sustainability of cities which can be developed by introducing sustainability indicators into the urban planning process. (C) 2013 International Energy Initiative. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: copyright for this article belongs to ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV,NETHERLANDS
Keywords: Indictors; Policies; Urban sustainability
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Management Studies
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2014 06:49
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2014 06:49
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/48179

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