Tools for Measuring Progress towards Sustainable Neighborhood Environments
AbstractVarious assessment tools are available to assist designers, developers and regulatory bodies to reduce the negative impacts of contemporary multi-housing subdivision projects in industrialized countries. These tools vary considerably in what and how they measure and how the measurement results are presented and interpreted. This paper is largely a desktop study of subdivision assessment tools developed in Australasia, Great Britain and the United States of America. The paper identified a variety of themes and sub-themes that support assessment tools at both the project design phase and the project operational phase. These themes and sub-themes revolve around one or more of the three pillars of sustainability—namely the environmental, economical and social pillars. The paper firstly compares the themes and sub-themes of the assessment tools and then relates those themes to a set of sustainability targets produced for a proposed inner suburban housing subdivision in Perth, Western Australia.
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Karol, E.; Brunner, J. Tools for Measuring Progress towards Sustainable Neighborhood Environments. Sustainability 2009, 1, 612-627.
Karol E, Brunner J. Tools for Measuring Progress towards Sustainable Neighborhood Environments. Sustainability. 2009; 1(3):612-627.Chicago/Turabian Style
Karol, Elizabeth; Brunner, Julie. 2009. "Tools for Measuring Progress towards Sustainable Neighborhood Environments." Sustainability 1, no. 3: 612-627.