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Sustainability in the built environment: a new holistic taxonomy of aspects for decision making

Lombardi, P and Brandon, PS 2002, 'Sustainability in the built environment: a new holistic taxonomy of aspects for decision making' , International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 2 (1-3) , pp. 22-33.

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Abstract

The new agenda of sustainability requires a change in emphasis and a change in the criteria through which sustainability is evaluated in planning and design. It requires the adoption of a suitable framework which enables decision makers (designers, planners, local authorities) to understand the problems implied in a decision. This paper seeks to illustrate the relevance of the framework developed on the basis of a multi-modal system approach for understanding and evaluating sustainability in the built environment. The developed framework is able to consider different levels of information and structure all relevant issues in an ordered manner, helping decision makers to handle the multiplicity of the issues embodied in the concept of sustainability. Potentially, it can be applied to a wide variety of planning situations, but it still requires the support of a suitable IT tool.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD0028 - 0070 Management. Industrial Management
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Built and Human Environment
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Information Technology in Construction
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management
Publisher: Inderscience
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 14662132
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2007 11:35
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:48
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/587

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