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Sustainability Indicators: The Benchmarks of Urban Excellence

  • Voula P. Mega
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Abstract

Sustainability indicators can take the pulse of a city and provide insight regarding progress towards sustainable development. They may serve as a yardstick and be instrumental for policy making and for assessing policy implementation... But, as Albert Einstein formulated, “not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted.” Qualitative indicators are often necessary to complement quantitative frameworks.

Keywords

Human Development Index Green Building Sustainability Indicator Thematic Indicator Sustainable City 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BrusselsBelgium

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