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Ecological approaches in planning for sustainable cities: a review of the literature
Rapid urbanization has brought environmentally, socially, and economically great challenges to cities and societies. To build a sustainable city, these challenges need to be faced efficiently and successfully. This ...
Developing micro-level urban ecosystem indicators for sustainability assessment
Sustainability assessment is increasingly being viewed as an important tool to aid in the shift towards sustainable urban ecosystems. An urban ecosystem is a dynamic system and requires regular monitoring and assessment ...
Integrating urban ecosystem sustainability assessment into policy-making: insights from the Gold Coast City
This paper introduces a policy-making support tool called ‘Micro-level Urban-ecosystem Sustainability IndeX (MUSIX)’. The index serves as a sustainability assessment model that monitors six aspects of urban ecosystems – ...
The role of indicator-based sustainability assessment in policy and the decision-making process: A review and outlook
(MDPI AG, 2017)
In order to regulate natural processes and control the scale of human activities, sustainability assessment needs to be integrated into urban planning. In this context, indicator-based sustainability assessment tools are ...