Sustainable Cities: Strategy and Indicators for Healthy Living Environments

Mohsen M. Aboulnaga
Professor, University of Dubai, Dubai, UAE \ Main Founder, Emirates Green Building Council, UAE

Sabah Abdullah
University of the Basque Country, Environmental Economics Unit, Institute for Public Economics, Spain \ University of Bath, Department of Economics, Bath, UK

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp110573018

Ingår i: World Renewable Energy Congress - Sweden; 8-13 May; 2011; Linköping; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 57:3, s. 3018-3025

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Publicerad: 2011-11-03

ISBN: 978-91-7393-070-3

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


The impact of climate change on our cities has been clearly manifested. Cities do not only consume most natural resources but also produce air pollution and generate great amount of waste and waste water. This paper focuses on sustainable cities strategies and indicators for the case of Santa Monica city; US using a set of 29 sustainable indicators for some years 1990-2006. The study sheds light on the application of some sustainable development (SD) indicator and suggests more applicable and specific data to further examine other cities sustainable programmes. The six thematic dimensions: sustainable; economic; equitable; social; viable and livable; where 62% of the 29 indicators are presented. Indeed; the review of some of the 29 indicators for Santa Monica shows the various levels of SD before and after the Sustainable City Program (SCP).


Sustainable Cities; Strategies; Sustainable Development Indicators; Santa Monica


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