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Sustainable Urban Development Volume 3

The Toolkit for Assessment, 1st Edition

Edited by Ron Vreeker, Mark Deakin, Stephen Curwell


294 pages

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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 Ron Vreeker, Mark Deakin, Stephen Curwell Part 1: The Toolkit 2. The Toolkit for Assessment Andy Hamilton, Steve Curwell, Gordon Mitchell and Philip James Part 2: Assessment 3. Scenario analysis in spatial impact assessment Francesca Torrieri and Peter Nijkamp 4. Multi-criteria evaluation and planning support: choosing among alternative scenarios Andrea de Montis and Sabrina Lai 5. Mixed and compact land use assessments Ron Vreeker 6. SMARTNET: a system for multi-criteria appraisal of road transport networks Gordon Mitchell and Anil Namdeo 7. The NAR model of land use and buildings Mark Deakin 8. The building passport assessment Andreas Blum 9. The European HQE²R sustainable neighbourhood assessment Andreas Blum, Marcus Grant, Antonella Grossi 10. The REGEN Assessment of the Porta Nuova District's Central Railway Station Patrizia Lombardi 11. Assessment methods underlying the planning and development of Modena City’s CSR Patrizia Lombardi and Stefano Stanghellini Part 3: Evaluating the Sustainability of Urban Development 12. The search for sustainable communities: ecological integrity, equity and the question of participation Mark Deakin 13. Governing the Sustainable of Urban Development Krassimira Paskaleva-Shapira 14. Conclusions Ron Vreeker, Mark Deakin, Stephen Curwell

About the Editors

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 isProfessor of Sustainable Urban Development (SUD) at the University of Salford, Manchester, UK.

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development