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Environmental sustainability indicators in decision-making analysis on urban regeneration projects: the use of sustainability assessment tools

Toli, AM; Murtagh, N; (2017) Environmental sustainability indicators in decision-making analysis on urban regeneration projects: the use of sustainability assessment tools. In: Proceedings of 33rd Conference on Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) - Working Papers. (pp. pp. 166-175). Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM): Cambridge, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

A topical focus in research and policy shows that sustainability has emerged as one of the most critical aspects of urban regeneration, due to increasing problems related to human population, energy demand and climate change. However, the practical implementation of environmental sustainability is still inadequate. Urban regeneration projects require elaborate decision-making approaches, due to their complex and demanding context. The study explores the potential for established sustainability tools to be used as indicators in decision-making analysis frameworks on such projects. A survey was conducted with 36 expert stakeholders involved in construction projects in the UK. Sustainability assessment tools were viewed by a third of participants as ineffective in evaluating sustainability. Nonetheless, most participants valued universal assessment tools. The findings show that Sustainability Assessment Tools are suitable as environmental sustainability indicators in decision-making analysis for urban regeneration projects, but further development is indispensable in order to resolve the need for greater flexibility and context customization.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Environmental sustainability indicators in decision-making analysis on urban regeneration projects: the use of sustainability assessment tools
Event: 33rd Conference on Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)
ISBN-13: 978-0-9955463-1-8
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/archive/2017-Working-...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Sustainability, Urban Regeneration, Decision-Making, Implementation
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > UCL School of Management
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10067364
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