An environmental assessment model for knowledge-based urban development

Dizdaroglu, Didem, Yigitcanlar, Tan, & Dawes, Les A. (2010) An environmental assessment model for knowledge-based urban development. In Proceedings of the 3rd Knowledge Cities World Summit - From Theory to Practice, World Capital Institute ; City of Melbourne ; Office of Knowledge Capital, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, pp. 593-603.

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Purpose – In recent years, knowledge-based urban development (KBUD) has introduced as a new strategic development approach for the regeneration of industrial cities. It aims to create a knowledge city consists of planning strategies, IT networks and infrastructures that achieved through supporting the continuous creation, sharing, evaluation, renewal and update of knowledge. Improving urban amenities and ecosystem services by creating sustainable urban environment is one of the fundamental components for KBUD. In this context, environmental assessment plays an important role in adjusting urban environment and economic development towards a sustainable way. The purpose of this paper is to present the role of assessment tools for environmental decision making process of knowledge cities.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper proposes a new assessment tool to figure a template of a decision support system which will enable to evaluate the possible environmental impacts in an existing and future urban context. The paper presents the methodology of the proposed model named ‘ASSURE’ which consists of four main phases.

Originality/value –The proposed model provides a useful guidance to evaluate the urban development and its environmental impacts to achieve sustainable knowledge-based urban futures.

Practical implications – The proposed model will be an innovative approach to provide the resilience and function of urban natural systems secure against the environmental changes while maintaining the economic development of cities.

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ID Code: 34382
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Knowledge-Based Urban Development, Environmental Assessment
ISBN: 978-0-645-54655-1
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Land Use and Environmental Planning (120504)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 08 Sep 2010 03:08
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2014 03:51

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