Measuring neighbourhood sustainability performance: an indexing model for Gold Coast City, Australia

Dur, Fatih, Yigitcanlar, Tan, & Bunker, Jonathan M. (2011) Measuring neighbourhood sustainability performance: an indexing model for Gold Coast City, Australia. In Li, Xiang & Bao, Shuming (Eds.) Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Geoinformatics, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Inc., China, pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

The aim of this research is to develop an indexing model to evaluate sutainability performance of urban settings, in order to assess environmental impacts of urban development and to provide planning agencies an indexing model as a decision support tool to be used in curbing negative impacts of urban development. Indicator-based sustainability assessment is embraced as the method. Neigbourhood-level urban form and transport related indicators are derived from the literature by conducting a content analysis and finalised via a focus group meeting. The model is piloted on three suburbs of Gold Coast City, Australia. Final neighbourhood level sustainability index score was calculated by employing equal weighting schema. The results of the study show that indexing modelling is a reasonably practical method to measure and visualise local sustainability performance, which can be employed as an effective communication and decision making tool.

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ID Code: 46976
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Geographic Information System (GIS), Composite Indicators, Planning Decision Support System, Spatial Indexing, Sustainable Urban Development
ISBN: 978-1-61284-849-5
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified (120599)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Inc.
Deposited On: 23 Jan 2015 04:32
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2015 04:32

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