3. Metrics and Tools for Social Sustainability

  1. Andrea Colantonio1 and
  2. Tim Dixon2,3
  1. Andrea Colantonio1 and
  2. Tim Dixon2,3

Published Online: 10 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444329445.ch3

Urban Regeneration & Social Sustainability: Best Practice from European Cities

Urban Regeneration & Social Sustainability: Best Practice from European Cities

How to Cite

Colantonio, A. and Dixon, T. (2010) Metrics and Tools for Social Sustainability, in Urban Regeneration & Social Sustainability: Best Practice from European Cities (eds A. Colantonio and T. Dixon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444329445.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London, UK

  2. 2

    Oxford Institute of Sustainable Development (OISD), UK

  3. 3

    Department of Real Estate and Construction, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London, UK

  2. 2

    Oxford Institute of Sustainable Development (OISD), UK

  3. 3

    Department of Real Estate and Construction, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 26 NOV 2010

Book Series:

  1. Real Estate Issues

Book Series Editors:

  1. Stephen Brown4,
  2. John Henneberry5,
  3. K. W. Chau6 and
  4. Elaine Worzala7

Series Editor Information

  1. 4

    Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, UK

  2. 5

    Department of Town & Regional Planning, University of Sheffield, UK

  3. 6

    Department of Real Estate and Construction, The University of Hong Kong, China

  4. 7

    Edward St. John Department of Real Estate, Johns Hopkins University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194198

Online ISBN: 9781444329445

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Keywords:

  • metrics and tools - for social sustainability;
  • main assessment methods, metrics and tools - monitoring themes of social sustainability;
  • new breed of indicators, and individual perceptions - for sustainability policy prescriptions;
  • theoretical and methodological approaches - social sustainability assessment, ongoing debate on appropriate level of integration of assessment techniques, themes and metrics;
  • impact and social sustainability assessment - Sustainability Assessment (SA), connecting social sustainability research and evidence-based policies;
  • securing the future - UK Sustainable Development Strategy;
  • conceptual scope and range of social sustainability assessment techniques;
  • Contingent Valuation Method (CVM) - and aggregation tools, as Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA);
  • traditional social indicators - versus emerging social sustainability indicators;
  • methodological and theoretical quandaries - regarding sustainability indicators

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Impact assessment and social sustainability assessment

  • A brief overview of sustainability indicators and social sustainability tools

  • Traditional social indicators versus emerging social sustainability indicators

  • Conclusions