Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58377
Title:
Integrated assessment of urban sustainability 
Authors:
Walton, J. S.; El-Haram, M. A. (Mohamed); Castillo, N. H. (Herb); Horner, R. M. W. (Malcolm); Price, A. D. F. (Andrew); Hardcastle, C. (Cliff)
Affiliation:
Glasgow Caledonian University. School of the Built and Natural Environment; University of Dundee. Department of Engineering; Loughborough University. Department of Civil and Building Engineering; University of Dundee; Loughborough University; Glasgow Caledonian University. School of the Built and Natural Environment.
Citation:
Walton, J. S. et al. (2005) 'Integrated assessment of urban sustainability', Engineering Sustainability, 158 (2), pp.57-65.
Publisher:
Thomas Telford
Journal:
Engineering Sustainability
Issue Date:
Jun-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58377
DOI:
10.1680/ensu.158.2.57.67123
Abstract:
Urban areas are recognised as having a major influence in the drive towards making development more sustainable. Consequently, robust and comprehensive methodologies for the assessment of sustainability in the urban context are essential for urban decision makers such as planners, architects, engineers and managers. This paper describes the method and main findings of a scoping study undertaken by the ‘Metrics, Models and Toolkits for Whole Life Sustainable Urban Development’ consortium of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's Sustainable Environment Programme in the UK (Sue-MoT) to determine gaps and needs in current urban sustainability assessment tools. The paper also introduces a main programme of research which will address key priorities identified. During the study, 675 tools applicable to the assessment of sustainability in regard to urban developments were identified with 165 of these undergoing evaluations against a series of criteria identified as important for the integrated assessment of urban sustainability. Additionally, stakeholders, including urban decision makers and tool developers, were canvassed on the strengths and weaknesses of current assessment tools and on future user requirements. The results of the work confirmed that there is no tool currently capable of simultaneously covering all assessment criteria but demonstrated the need not for a new tool but for a framework that integrates those that already exist. Consequently, the consortium proposes the development of an integrated sustainability assessment toolkit (ISAT).
Type:
Article
Keywords:
buildings; structure; design; design methods; design aids; town planning; city planning; sustainability
ISSN:
1478-4629
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 26/01/2010]
Citation Count:
4 [Scopus, 07/01/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWalton, J. S.-
dc.contributor.authorEl-Haram, M. A. (Mohamed)-
dc.contributor.authorCastillo, N. H. (Herb)-
dc.contributor.authorHorner, R. M. W. (Malcolm)-
dc.contributor.authorPrice, A. D. F. (Andrew)-
dc.contributor.authorHardcastle, C. (Cliff)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:50:29Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:50:29Z-
dc.date.issued2005-06-
dc.identifier.citationEngineering Sustainability; 158 (2): 57-65-
dc.identifier.issn1478-4629-
dc.identifier.doi10.1680/ensu.158.2.57.67123-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58377-
dc.description.abstractUrban areas are recognised as having a major influence in the drive towards making development more sustainable. Consequently, robust and comprehensive methodologies for the assessment of sustainability in the urban context are essential for urban decision makers such as planners, architects, engineers and managers. This paper describes the method and main findings of a scoping study undertaken by the ‘Metrics, Models and Toolkits for Whole Life Sustainable Urban Development’ consortium of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's Sustainable Environment Programme in the UK (Sue-MoT) to determine gaps and needs in current urban sustainability assessment tools. The paper also introduces a main programme of research which will address key priorities identified. During the study, 675 tools applicable to the assessment of sustainability in regard to urban developments were identified with 165 of these undergoing evaluations against a series of criteria identified as important for the integrated assessment of urban sustainability. Additionally, stakeholders, including urban decision makers and tool developers, were canvassed on the strengths and weaknesses of current assessment tools and on future user requirements. The results of the work confirmed that there is no tool currently capable of simultaneously covering all assessment criteria but demonstrated the need not for a new tool but for a framework that integrates those that already exist. Consequently, the consortium proposes the development of an integrated sustainability assessment toolkit (ISAT).-
dc.publisherThomas Telford-
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 26/01/2010]-
dc.subjectbuildings-
dc.subjectstructure-
dc.subjectdesign-
dc.subjectdesign methods-
dc.subjectdesign aids-
dc.subjecttown planning-
dc.subjectcity planning-
dc.subjectsustainability-
dc.titleIntegrated assessment of urban sustainability -
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentGlasgow Caledonian University. School of the Built and Natural Environment; University of Dundee. Department of Engineering; Loughborough University. Department of Civil and Building Engineering; University of Dundee; Loughborough University; Glasgow Caledonian University. School of the Built and Natural Environment.-
dc.identifier.journalEngineering Sustainability-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount4 [Scopus, 07/01/2010]-
or.citation.harvardWalton, J. S. et al. (2005) 'Integrated assessment of urban sustainability', Engineering Sustainability, 158 (2), pp.57-65.-
All Items in TeesRep are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.