Performance Metrics for Sustainable Cities provides an overview of measurement systems and tools to enable communities to self-assess and benchmark their progress along a continuum of smart, intelligent, and sustainable development.
It begins by explaining the importance of measurement and evaluation for cities and smaller communities, as well as future factors that will need to be considered and embedded into planning processes. Across 14 chapters, the book describes existing evaluation mechanisms that are being used for government funding decisions, awards of recognition, and new measurement systems to assess what makes a city smarter and more sustainable, such as broader sustainable goal targets (UN SDGs), green cities, fabrication cities, and compassionate cities. It presents examples of metrics used for important sustainability and liveability concepts for cities such as how to measure trust, engagement, compassion, circular economy, and so forth. The book ends with reflections on the feasibility of a holistic system of measurement and the implications of its implementation.
This volume will be of great interest to students, researchers, and professionals of urban sustainability, planning, smart cities, and sustainable communities.
1. Why measure? Sylvie Albert, Manish Pandey and Jeremy Millard 2. A review of commonly used indicators of community sustainability Sylvie Albert and Manish Pandey 3. Benchmarking, profiling and ranking cities: the ‘European Smart Cities’ approach Rudolf Giffinger and Hans Kramar 4. Intelligent Community Forum's Measurement Initiative Norman Jacknis and John G. Jung 5. Tracking progress towards sustainable development in cities Beth Timmers, Kyle Wiebe and Stefan Jungcurt 6. Localizing the sustainable development goals in London Ontario Michael Courey and Luis Patricio 7. Metrics for smart Rio Fabio Lucas Pimentel Oliveira, Lalita Kraus, Aldenilson dos Santos Vitorino Costa and Rosangela Luft 8. Evaluation strategies for the regenerative and restorative circular city Jeremy Millard, Joanna Katharina Steinhauer and Chiara Farinea 9. Models and strategies for placed-based evaluations for the environment Jeremy Millard, Luise Noring and Christa Breum Amhøj 10. Compassionate cities and the challenge of measurement Stephen Murgatroyd and Sarajane Aris 11. Overcoming barriers: from Peg to a shared tracking-progress platform Kyle Wiebe, Beth Timmers and Stefan Jungcurt 12. Implementing the sustainable community: examples from Issy-Les-Moulineaux Sylviane Toporkoff and Eric Legale 13. Resonate: a conceptual platform to aggregate data on value and engagement Philippe Denis, Olivier Rocca and Sylvie Albert 14. Executing a plan for a community-wide evaluation system Sylvie Albert and Manish Pandey