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Three models at three scales on the pillars of sustainability

Chapter


Abstract


  • Finance and space are among the most important considerations when planning for infrastructure, such as rail transit, roads or footpaths. They also impact on decisions related to building massing which gives the form of a city, building setbacks from the thoroughfares which shape the public realm, and lands for green parks and ecological reserves which enable human and natural health. The chapter explains three models around the pillars of sustainability (environment, economy and culture and society) focused on transportation infrastructure and built form at the global, regional and local level. They help stakeholders and decision-makers make informed choices for the two elements between setting policy and achieving goals – the budget and space. The gaps between vision and action can be assessed in the process of analysing the models using spreadsheets and maps, including Google Earth, and other free-to-use or common software.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Geographic Focus


Citation


  • Hendrigan, C. (2017). Three models at three scales on the pillars of sustainability. In J. Hartz-Karp & D. Marinova (Eds.), Methods for Sustainability Research (pp. 77-91). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781786432728

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85040640994

Book Title


  • Methods for Sustainability Research

Start Page


  • 77

End Page


  • 91

Place Of Publication


  • Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Finance and space are among the most important considerations when planning for infrastructure, such as rail transit, roads or footpaths. They also impact on decisions related to building massing which gives the form of a city, building setbacks from the thoroughfares which shape the public realm, and lands for green parks and ecological reserves which enable human and natural health. The chapter explains three models around the pillars of sustainability (environment, economy and culture and society) focused on transportation infrastructure and built form at the global, regional and local level. They help stakeholders and decision-makers make informed choices for the two elements between setting policy and achieving goals – the budget and space. The gaps between vision and action can be assessed in the process of analysing the models using spreadsheets and maps, including Google Earth, and other free-to-use or common software.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Geographic Focus


Citation


  • Hendrigan, C. (2017). Three models at three scales on the pillars of sustainability. In J. Hartz-Karp & D. Marinova (Eds.), Methods for Sustainability Research (pp. 77-91). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781786432728

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85040640994

Book Title


  • Methods for Sustainability Research

Start Page


  • 77

End Page


  • 91

Place Of Publication


  • Cheltenham, United Kingdom