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Buildings 2018, 8(8), 107; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings8080107

Sustainability Assessment of Urban Heritage Sites

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Faculty of Design Sciences, University of Antwerp, Mutsaardstraat 31, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
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WVI (West-Vlaamse Intercommunale), Baron Ruzettelaan 35, 8310 Brugge, Belgium
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Received: 11 April 2018 / Revised: 31 July 2018 / Accepted: 7 August 2018 / Published: 12 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Building Sustainability Assessment)
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The purpose of this research was to create a framework of indicators that enabled us to measure the classic dimensions of sustainable development (SD): People, Planet, and Profit, in combination with the sustainability of the heritage values and the policy dimension. Methods developed as an approach to sustainable urban planning and that were based on system analysis models were modified, streamlined, and adapted into a concrete set of indicators for historical city sites. This framework, a multimodal system which maps out the holistic sustainability could serve as an incentive from the policy to the heritage world to implement sustainable objectives; and it could be used as an extra argument for the broader social relevance of heritage care. View Full-Text
Keywords: indicators; multimodal system analysis; urban heritage sites indicators; multimodal system analysis; urban heritage sites
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