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Urban indicators for sustainable cities

Nov 25, 2015 | News

(25 November 2015) – A report published by Science for Environment Policy aims to provide local government actors and stakeholders with a concise guide to the best indicator tools currently available.

Urban sustainability indicators are tools that allow city planners, city managers and policymakers to gauge the socio-economic and environmental impact of, for example, current urban designs, infrastructures, policies, waste disposal systems, pollution and access to services by citizens.

They allow for the diagnosis of problems and pressures, and thus the identification of areas that would profit from being addressed through good governance and science-based responses.

They also allow cities to monitor the success and impact of sustainability interventions.

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