sue-MoT Sustainable Urban Environment - Metrics Models and Toolkits

Country: United Kingdom
Start Date:   1/1/2003         Duration: 72 months         Project Type: RTD
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Organisation Type:  University research group / research institute
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Assessment tools
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Economic
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Environmental
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Social
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
Project objectives:
The objectives of the programme are to:   
•	develop a holistic, integrated and multi-dimensional toolkit capable of assessing the sustainability of urban developments at any scale from component 
through to complete development and for all stages of their life-cycles; • develop methodologies and processes for assessing key issues relevant to sustainability in the urban environment; • develop procedures for identifying and taking proper account of stakeholder values in the assessment process; • investigate the feasibility of assessing urban sustainability using a common measure; • investigate and identify barriers to sustainability assessment and provide tools and approaches to overcome them; investigate knowledge processes
in sustainability assessment and provide mechanisms that will enhance knowledge transfer, communication, stakeholder awareness and stakeholder competence.
Project Summary:
The overall vision of the programme is to develop a comprehensive and transparent framework that encourages key decision-makers to systematically assess 
the sustainability of urban developments taking account of scale, life cycle, location, context and all stakeholder values. The long-term aim of the main programme is to promote sustainable development by providing models and toolkits for all decision-makers associated with
urban development which will: • be inclusive, holistic and multi-dimensional, capable of addressing social, technical, environmental, economic and political issues simultaneously;
• be flexible, satisfying the needs of different stakeholders in different contexts at different stages in an urban development or project; • be internally compatible and capable of aggregation and disaggregation; • be responsive to the decision-making process; • track both resources consumed and the outputs of their products; • take account of complex interfaces between different stakeholders, members of the supply chain, rural and urban contexts, local and global issues
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Assessment of Sustainability Tools
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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  06/01/2009 17:16:00