A diversity of eco-developments: An overview and comparison of sustainability in six eco-developments

VILLANUEVA, D and Horan, E 2018, 'A diversity of eco-developments: An overview and comparison of sustainability in six eco-developments' in Walter Leal Filho, Judy Rogers, Usha Iyer-Raniga (ed.) Sustainable Development Research in the Asia-Pacific Region: Education, Cities, Infrastructure and Buildings, Springer, Switzerland, pp. 237-252.


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Title A diversity of eco-developments: An overview and comparison of sustainability in six eco-developments
Author(s) VILLANUEVA, D
Horan, E
Year 2018
Title of book Sustainable Development Research in the Asia-Pacific Region: Education, Cities, Infrastructure and Buildings
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Switzerland
Editor(s) Walter Leal Filho, Judy Rogers, Usha Iyer-Raniga
Start page 237
End page 252
Subjects Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified
Summary The notion that our future will be determined by how sustainable we make urban regions has gained momentum over the past few decades with countries all over the world now aspiring towards sustainable urban development. While several sustainability assessment tools are available as means of accreditation for these developments, the subjective nature of weighting and scoring, lack of representation of the social and economic dimensions and overall interpretation of indicators represented in these tools has garnered increasing attention and discussion in academia. This paper attempts to formulate a multi-dimensional pathway to guide the formation of a substantial comparative framework for a wide diversity of eco-developments. This method may be helpful in shedding light on eco-development trends from which sustainability assessment tools can base their frameworks to address shortcomings.
Copyright notice © Springer International Publishing AG 2018
Keyword(s) Ecocities
Sustainability assessment tools
Eco-developments
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-3-319-73293-0_14
ISBN 9783319732923
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