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Document begins: Chapter 10 URBAN, MUNICIPAL AND COMMUNITY APPLICATIONS Devuyst et al. (2003) introduces the concept of sustainability assessment and provide examples of practical ways to reach a more sustainable state in urban areas through such tools as SEA, sustainability assessment, direction analysis, baseline setting and progress measurement, sustainability targets, and ecological footprint analysis. 10.1 The BEQUEST categorisation As part of a project undertaken by the BEQUEST (Building Environmental Quality Evaluation for Sustainability through Time) network, a survey was undertaken to develop a directory of available methods for assessing urban sustainability (accessible on http://research.scpm.salford.ac.uk/bqextra/) which report on and provide statements about the environmental, economic and social sustainability of development (Deakin et al. 2001). The methods are categorised in two classes: `environment in general' ­ tending to focus on assessments of ecosystem integrity; and those augmenting into particular forms of `life cycle assessments' ­ tending to focus on building the environmental capacity (Table 10.1). Table 10.1: The BEQUEST categorisation of environmental assessment methods: Examples (Source: Deakin et al, 2001) Environment in Forms of Life Cycle Assessment General Environmental Appraisal EIA · Contingent valuation · Compatibility matrix · Project · Cost benefit analysis · Eco-profiling · Strategic · Hedonic analysis · Ecological ...

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  • IIED code: G02168
  • Published: no date
  • Theme: Governance
  • Language: English

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