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A Methodological Approach for Evaluating Brownfield Redevelopment Projects

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GRIDD-ÉTS École De Technologie Supérieure, 1100 Notre Dame W, Montréal, QC H3C 1K3, Canada
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STEPPE-ÉTS École De Technologie Supérieure, 1100 Notre Dame W, Montréal, QC H3C 1K3, Canada
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Urban Sci. 2019, 3(2), 45; https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci3020045
Received: 26 March 2019 / Revised: 15 April 2019 / Accepted: 18 April 2019 / Published: 21 April 2019
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Abstract

In recent decades, municipalities around the world have been developing community policies and seeking to apply them in their cities. They use methods for exchanging information and opinions on decisions, policies, plans and strategies and involve and consult with the community and stakeholders in all aspects of the decision-making process. The application of methods for thoughtful planning has become the goal of policy makers to improve the lives of citizens and stop the expansion of the city into the countryside. The aim of this article is to integrate the notion of sustainability into a methodological approach, taking into account the actors involved in the decision-making phases, the objectives, and the local indicators in an urban redevelopment project (brownfield). Our approach is based on an analysis of 21 articles and on a transversal and cross-cutting view of the interdisciplinary themes of sustainable development by inserting the main actors into decision-making in urban projects and by selecting local indicators. We put in place a methodological approach for the evaluation of urban projects that takes into account local expectations. The goal is to identify and classify the elements that are needed for decision making, including the indicators related to environmental and socio-economic components, in order to develop an effective evaluation tool. This research contributes to the knowledge of project evaluation tools in the specific context of a city. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable building; brownfield; sustainability assessment; subjectivity; adaptability; urban development; decision making planning sustainable building; brownfield; sustainability assessment; subjectivity; adaptability; urban development; decision making planning
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Cappai, F.; Forgues, D.; Glaus, M. A Methodological Approach for Evaluating Brownfield Redevelopment Projects. Urban Sci. 2019, 3, 45.

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