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Sustainable Urban Development Volume 3
The Toolkit for Assessment

ISBN 9780203886786
Published January 21, 2009 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

The third volume of the Sustainable Urban Development Series outlines the BEQUEST toolkit that helps link protocol with the assessment methods currently available for evaluating the sustainability of urban development. It details the decision support mechanisms developed for users of the system to guide them in selecting the appropriate assessment methods for a variety of evaluations.

This book provides case studies drawn from locations across Europe, and also provides best practice examples demonstrating those protocols that planners, property developers and design and construction professionals have followed, and how they have selected the assessment methods they need to best evaluate the sustainability of cities, districts, neighbourhoods and buildings.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  Part 1: The Toolkit  2. The Toolkit for Assessment  Part 2: Assessment  3. Scenario Analysis in Spatial Impact Assessment  4. Multi-Criteria Evaluation and Planning Support: Choosing Among Alternative Scenarios  5. Mixed and Compact Land Use Assessments  6. SMARTNET: A System for Multi-Criteria Appraisal of Road Transport Networks  7. The NAR Model of Land Use and Buildings  8. The Building Passport Assessment  9. The European HQE²R Sustainable Neighbourhood Assessment  10. The REGEN Assessment of the Porta Nuova District's Central Railway Station  11. Assessment Methods Underlying the Planning and Development of Modena City’s CSR  Part 3: Evaluating the Sustainability of Urban Development  12. The Search for Sustainable Communities: Ecological Integrity, Equity and the Question of Participation  13. Governing the Sustainable of Urban Development  14. Conclusions

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Ron Vreeker is Lecturer and Researcher at the Department of Spatial Economics, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Mark Deakin is Senior Lecturer and Teaching Fellow at the School of the Built Environment, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK.

Stephen Curwell is Professor of Sustainable Urban Development (SUD) at the University of Salford, Manchester, UK.