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Indicators in Action: The Use of Sustainability Indicators in the City of Santa Monica

  • Genevieve Bertone
  • Shannon C. Parry
  • Dean Kubani
  • Jennifer Wolch
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 28)

The City of Santa Monica is a unique coastal community, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains and the intense urban landscape of Los Angeles. Its 85,000 residents are tightly packed into an 8.3 square mile city boundary. The view from its thriving downtown and quiet neighborhoods looks onto coastal beaches that stretch for miles along the scenic Santa Monica Bay. The city has historically maintained a strong relationship to the beach and the ocean.

Keywords

City Council Indicator System Affordable Housing Sustainability Indicator Civic Participation 
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© Springer 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Genevieve Bertone
    • 1
  • Shannon C. Parry
    • 2
  • Dean Kubani
    • 2
  • Jennifer Wolch
  1. 1.Sustainable WorksCity of Santa Monica
  2. 2.Environmental Programs DivisionCity of Santa Monica

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