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Measuring Sustainability and Quality-of-Life in the City of Zurich

  • Marco Keiner
  • Barbara Schultz
  • Willy A. Schmid
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 22)

Abstract

From the outside, the City of Zurich offers the best living conditions in the world. However, problems exist. Zurich has its own definition of sustainable urban development. In order that Zurich becomes more sustainable, local level indicator-based approaches to assess Quality-Of-Life are indispensable. An indicator set was developed and harmonized with that of the City of Basel. As this work was developed solely by experts, other methods was required to communicate the results of sustainability evaluation and to assess the satisfaction of Zurich’s inhabitants. For this, interactive computer based games were designed as well as polls of residents were undertaken.

Keywords

Sustainable Development Sustainability Report Swiss Federal Institute Sustainability Indicator Urban Sustainability 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Keiner
    • 1
  • Barbara Schultz
    • 1
  • Willy A. Schmid
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Spatial Devlopment and Landscape (IRL-Institute), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)ETH HönggerbergZurichSwitzerland

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