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The development of a practical evaluation tool for urban sustainability

Jones, Phillip John and Patterson, Joanne Louise 2007. The development of a practical evaluation tool for urban sustainability. Indoor and Built Environment 16 (3) , pp. 255-272. 10.1177/1420326X07079446

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Abstract

Sustainability is deeply rooted in the built environment and is inherently holistic reaching across environmental, social and economic issues at local and global scales. There is therefore a need for cross disciplinary working to ensure a sustainable approach. Although industry and government recognise the need to develop a more sustainable approach the built environment, it is slow to be achieved in practice. This paper describes the development and operation of a computer based interactive guidance system that assists with the incorporation of sustainability in built environment policies, plans, programmes and projects allowing all stakeholders to be involved. PETUS was informed by the needs of practice and designed and developed to provide a mechanism for cross disciplinary working for sustainability.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
T Technology > TH Building construction
Uncontrolled Keywords: Buildings; Infrastructure; Sustainability; Tools; Practical
Publisher: Sage
ISSN: 1420-326X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:44
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/2207

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