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Evaluating Sustainable Development: in the Built Environment

Lombardi, Patrizia, Brandon, Peter S.

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ISBN 10: 0632064862 / ISBN 13: 9780632064861
Published by Wiley-Blackwell, 2005
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Title: Evaluating Sustainable Development: in the ...

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

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Sustainable development has been characterised by an emphasis on environmental issues and an ad hoc approach to structuring the subject which hinders the development of knowledge in a systematic way. The built environment contributes significantly to the environment but is also one of the major factors in determining whether a community is sustainable in the longer term.

A structure is required which aids definition, provides a common set of values, establishes measurement methods to define progress, and suggests a management system and decision protocol which enables practitioners to engage and use the resultant structures and information.

This book provides a suggested structure in which all aspects of sustainable development can be included together with a set of evaluation techniques which can be used within the structure to provide assistance to decision making.

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If we can’t measure and assess sustainable development, then how do we know we have made progress? This question is fundamental to the subject of sustainable development in the built environment – a significant contribution to the environment as a whole, and also a major factor in determining whether a community is sustainable in the longer term.


There are literally hundreds of indicators and assessment methods for evaluating sustainable development, but these often conflict, are badly structured and do not have a common vocabulary. It is therefore difficult to build knowledge and enable communication between the stakeholders.


This book provides an introduction to this important topic and suggests a way forward to a coherent structure, together with techniques which will enable progress to be assessed. The approach is introduced using illustrations and case studies, together with follow-up references. It is an ideal starting point for those trying to get a handle on the subject and for those who wish to examine a structured and systematic approach.

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