Evaluating Sustainable Development in the Built Environment

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The first edition was extremely well received, providing anintroduction and insight to this important topic in a comprehensiveyet easy to read form. It was chosen to be issued to therepresentatives of the organizations from the G8 and G20 countriesattending the University Summit held in Turin in 2009 whichaddressed the issue of how education and research can assistsustainable development. 

The second edition, completely updated to reflect thesignificant advances and new insights that have been made sincepublication of the first edition, focuses on two main issues:

  • Facilitating a dialogue between all stakeholders so that thecomplexity of the problem can be exposed, structured andcommunicated
  • Understanding how to assess progress in sustainabledevelopment

It continues to provide coherent guidance on the techniquesthat can be used to assess sustainable development in a rigorousmanner. The approach is introduced using illustrations and casestudies, together with follow-up references. It remains the idealstarting point for those trying to get a handle on the subject andfor those who wish to examine a structured and systematic approachto the evaluation of sustainable development in the builtenvironment.

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About the author (2010)

Peter Brandon was Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research andPostgraduate Studies at the University of Salford and Director ofthe University Think Lab. He is now Director of StrategicProgrammes and Professor Emeritus in the School of the BuiltEnvironment.

Patrizia Lombardi is Associate Professor in the City andHousing Department at the Politecnico di Torino. She hascoordinated or served as lead partner in several pan-Europeanprojects on topics related to sustainable urban development.

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