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How Green is the City?: Sustainability Assessment and the Management of Urban Environments

Edited By: D Devuyst, L Hens and W de Lannoy

457 pages, Figs, tabs

Columbia University Press

Paperback | Aug 2001 | #118281 | ISBN: 0231118031
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Hardback | Aug 2001 | #118280 | ISBN: 0231118023
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About this book

Introduces "sustainability assessment," a new concept that aims to help in steering societies in a more sustainable direction, and applies this concept to cities, dealing with practical ways to reach a more sustainable state in urban areas through such tools as strategic environmental assessment, sustainability assessment, direction analysis, baseline setting and progress measurement, sustainability targets, and ecological footprint analysis.

The book provides a good, comprehensive update on the tools of sustainability assessment. -- Xuemei Bai Journal of Industrial Ecology Winter 2003


Contents

Introduction to Sustainability Assessment at the Local Level, by Dimitri DevuystThe Conundrum of Urban Sustainability, by William E. ReesPart I. Sustainable Development in Urban Areas by Dimitri Devuyst Sustainable Development in Urban Areas: An Overview, by Rodney R. WhiteLinking Impact Assessment with Sustainable Development and the Introduction of Strategic Environmental Assessment, by Dimitri DevuystLocal Agenda 21: The Pursuit of Sustainable Development. in Subnational Domains, by William M. LaffertyThe Eco-City Approach to Sustainable Development in Urban Areas, by Mark RoselandSustainability Assessment in Practice:. Case Studies Using the ASSIPAC Methodology, by Dimitri DevuystAn Example of Eco-City Development: Urban Agriculture, by Thomas van WijngaardenSustainable Development at the Local Level: The North-South Context, by Dimitri DevuystPart II: Urban Sustainability Assessment Tools in the Decision-Making Process by Dimitri Devuyst Strategic Environmental Assessment and the Decision-Making Process, by Lone KoernoevSustainability Assessment at the Local Level, by Dimitri DevuystStriving for Sustainability via Behavioral Modification at the Household Level: Psychological Aspects and Effectiveness, by Paul Harland and Henk StaatsDirection Analysis: An Example of Municipal Sustainability Assessment in Norway, by Carlo AallPart III: Tools for Setting a Baseline and Measuring Progress in Urban Sustainability Assessment by Dimitri Devuyst Indicators of Sustainable Development, by Thomas van WijngaardenIndicators for Sustainable Development in Urban Areas, by Elizabeth KlineAdditional Examples of the Use of Sustainability Indicators at the Local Level, by Mark RoselandSustainability Reporting and the Development of Sustainability Targets, by Dimitri DevuystGlobal Change, Ecological Footprints, and Urban Sustainability, by William E. ReesPart IV: Tools for Sustainability Assessment at the Household Level by Dimitri Devuyst Global Action Plan Research in Switzerland, by Susanne BruppacherSustainable Lifestyle Assessment, by Dimitri Devuyst and Sofie Van VolsemLinking Sustainability Assessment to a Vision for a Sustainable Future, by Dimitri DevuystIndex

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Biography

Dimitri Devuyst is a postdoctoral fellow for the Fund for Scientific Research in Flanders, Belgium, and visiting professor of ecology at the Human Ecology Department at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

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