Measuring Sustainability: Learning by Doing

Measuring Sustainability: Learning by Doing

by Simon Bell, Stephen Morse
     
 

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ISBN-10: 185383839X

ISBN-13: 9781853838392

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Measuring the sustainability of development is crucial to achieving it and is one of the most actively studied subjects in the field. To date, most studies of measurements or indicators have been largely theoretical.This book presents valuable practical advice on how to develop measurements that will work in real-life development contexts. It describes and analyzes

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Measuring the sustainability of development is crucial to achieving it and is one of the most actively studied subjects in the field. To date, most studies of measurements or indicators have been largely theoretical.This book presents valuable practical advice on how to develop measurements that will work in real-life development contexts. It describes and analyzes how to derive, validate and apply indicators in the course of an actual development project – in this case the Mediterranean Action Plan. The authors explain the trade-offs and constraints involved and how to combine the more open-ended and flexible perspectives of sustainability with the linear process and fixed targets of specific projects, demonstrating the pragmatic and reflexive methodology involved

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853838392
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
• Part I The Brave New Frontier of Sustainability: Where are We?
• Part II Sustainability Indicators: A Brief Review
• Part III Systemic Sustainability Analysis and Prospective
• Part IV Doing SPSA: Some Reflective Experience
• Part V New Frontiers of Practice
• Part VI The End of a Journey?
• Appendix 1: Systematic and Prospective Sustainability Analysis (SPSA) in Malta
• Notes
• References
• Index

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