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dc.contributor.authorBrits, Andreen_US
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Matthewen_US
dc.contributor.authorHan, Hoonen_US
dc.contributor.editorRoy Jones and Paul Maginnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T13:07:46Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T13:07:46Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2012-08-13T22:57:16Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://www.promaco.com.au/2009/soac/en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29804
dc.description.abstractFew cities in the world have the appropriate models, tools and skills required to translate broad commitments to urban ecological sustainability into practical policies, programs and projects. Many cities are compelled to act in the absence of rigorous analysis and modelling to provide a better evidence base of how their environments behave at present, let alone following planned interventions. A number of computer-based urban simulation models are being employed to forecast and evaluate land use change (Landis & Zhang, 1998a, 1998b; Batty, et al., 1999; Batty, 2003; Wegener et al., 2002; Benenson & Torrens, 2004, 2005; Waddell, 2000, 2002, 2004 & 2006). These models represent a spatial and dynamic approach that enables planners to view and analyse the future outcomes of current decisions and policies before they are put in action. However, there remain several challenges. Modelling efforts have proceeded separately and disciplinary approaches have not adequately addressed the processes and variables that couple human and ecological systems and there exists a gap between most stakeholders and urban planners and the modellers who develop, operate and interpret these models. In response, this empirical research aims to develop an urban sustainability assessment framework which integrates (1) a process approach in the form of a multidisciplinary participatory process (involving local and expert knowledge) and (2) an analytical approach in the form of a computer-based urban simulation system. To develop this approach to sustainability assessment, we are proposing to adopt a methodology of collaborative design, adaptation and evaluation (an adapted form of action research). To date, the study involved the search for an operational computer based urban simulation system and an appropriate participatory integrated assessment methodology. Hence the Open Platform for Urban Simulation (OPUS) and UrbanSim of Paul Waddell and the Integrated Sustainability Assessment (ISA) process of Rotmans & Weaver (2006) were selected. The following stage of the study will involve the design and development of an urban simulation system prototype. Once a prototype has been developed, the final stage will involve the implementation and evaluation of the urban simulation system in combination with the participatory sustainability assessment process of Rotmans & Weaver (2006), as part of a case study.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge (Taylor & Francis Group)en_US
dc.publisher.placeOxfordshire UKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://soac.fbe.unsw.edu.au/2009/Menu.htmlen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameState of Australian Cities Conference (SOAC)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleState of Australian Cities Conference (SOAC)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2009-11-25en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2009-11-27en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationPerthen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume27en_US
dc.rights.retentionNen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchUrban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120599en_US
dc.titleTowards an Urban Sustainability Assessment Framework: Supporting Public Deliberation around Sustainability of Specific Contextsen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2009. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference’s website or contact the authors.en_US
gro.date.issued2009
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