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Empowering a Sustainable City Using Self-Assessment of Environmental Performance on EcoCitOpia Platform

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Research Unit for Energy, Economic and Ecological Management, Science and Technology Research Institute, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE), King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok 10140, Thailand
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Center of Excellence on Energy Technology and Environment, PERDO, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, Bangkok 10140, Thailand
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Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Excellence Center in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Academic Editor: Tan Yigitcanlar
Sustainability 2021, 13(14), 7743; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13147743
Received: 15 June 2021 / Revised: 6 July 2021 / Accepted: 7 July 2021 / Published: 12 July 2021
In Thailand, many municipalities lack the information to guide decision-making for improving environmental performance. They need tools to systematize the collection and analysis of data, and then to self-assess environmental performance to increase efficiency in environmental management toward a sustainable city. The aim of this study is to develop a platform for self-assessment of an environmental performance index. Nonthaburi municipality, Hat Yai municipality, and Yasothon municipality were selected to study the work context for six indicators, viz., energy, greenhouse gas, water, air, waste, and green area, which were important environmental problems. The development of an online system called “EcoCitOpia” divides municipality assessment into four parts: data collection, database creation, data analysis, and data display. The municipality can use the system for the assessment of environmental performance and the creation of a separate database based on indicators. The system can analyze the results and display them in the form of radar graphs, line graphs, and tables for use in public communication that will lead to cooperation in solving environmental problems at the policy level for urban development to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable city; sustainable development; environmental performance; online platform; municipalities sustainable city; sustainable development; environmental performance; online platform; municipalities
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Kongboon, R.; Gheewala, S.H.; Sampattagul, S. Empowering a Sustainable City Using Self-Assessment of Environmental Performance on EcoCitOpia Platform. Sustainability 2021, 13, 7743. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13147743

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Kongboon R, Gheewala SH, Sampattagul S. Empowering a Sustainable City Using Self-Assessment of Environmental Performance on EcoCitOpia Platform. Sustainability. 2021; 13(14):7743. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13147743

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Kongboon, Ratchayuda, Shabbir H. Gheewala, and Sate Sampattagul. 2021. "Empowering a Sustainable City Using Self-Assessment of Environmental Performance on EcoCitOpia Platform" Sustainability 13, no. 14: 7743. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13147743

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