Sustainable Urban Development Volume 3: The Toolkit for Assessment

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-29
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Sustainable Urban Development Volume 3: The Toolkit for Assessment provides case studies drawn from locations across Europe. It offers best practice examples of the protocols that planners, property developers, designers and construction professionals have selected and the assessment methods which have been adopted to evaluate the sustainability of cities, districts, neighbourhoods and buildings. Set within the BEQUEST (Building, Environmental Quality Evaluation for Sustainability) framework, the book brings together contributions on the use of the protocols and assessment methods as a decision support system. The volume:

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

List of contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgementp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Toolkitp. 15
Decision Support for Sustainble Urban Development: The Origins and Potential of the BEQUEST Toolkitp. 17
Assessmentp. 39
Simple and Advanced Evaluations of Urban Land Usep. 41
Scenario Analysis in Spatial Impact Assessment: A Methodological Approachp. 43
Multi-criteria Evaluation and Planning Support: Choosing Among Alternative Scenarios for an Urban National Park in Sardinia, Italyp. 62
Advanced Evaluations of Urban Land Usep. 83
Sustainable Urban Development: The Case of Mixed and Compact Land Usep. 85
Smartnet: A System for Multi-criteria Modelling and Appraisal of Road Transport Networksp. 103
Advanced Evaluations of Urban Land Use, Buildings and Estatesp. 133
The NAR Model of Land Use and Building Assessmentp. 135
Documentation, Assessment and Labelling of Building Quality: The German 'Building Passport' Issuep. 156
Advanced and Very Advanced Evaluations of Neigbourhoods, Districts and Citiesp. 175
The European HQE2R Sustainable Neighbourhood Assessment Toolkit: Case Study Experiencep. 177
The REGEN Assessment of the Porta Nuova District's Central Railway Station, Turinp. 192
Assessment Methods Underlying the Planning and Development of Modena City's CSRp. 211
Evaluating the Sustainability of Urban Developmentp. 231
The Search for Sustainable Communities: Ecological Integrity, Equity and the Question of Participationp. 233
Governing the Sustainability of Urban Developmentp. 248
Conclusionsp. 274
Indexp. 282
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