Social multi-criteria evaluation for urban sustainability policies

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Abstract

This paper attempts to provide an explanation of why reductionist approaches are not adequate for urban sustainability policy-making. Concepts derived from ecology such as urban environmental carrying capacity and ecological footprint, and concepts coming from economics such as cost benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis are discussed. Social multi-criteria evaluation (SMCE) is proposed as a general multi-dimensional framework for urban sustainability policies. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-94
JournalLand Use Policy
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

Keywords

  • Ecological footprint
  • Economic instruments
  • Social multi-criteria evaluation (SMCE)
  • Urban sustainability

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