Assessment of indicators for sustainable urban construction

Tarja Häkkinen

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    This article analyses sustainable urban construction-related indicators in terms of concerns and trends addressed in the EU Thematic Strategy on the Urban Environment and its preparatory work results. The indicators developed for and used by cities were analyzed with the help of the TISSUE browser, which includes 57 sets of indicators. The indicators were assessed with regard to their relevance with sustainable urban construction-related concerns. The concerns considered were as follows: environmental impacts of building; health and comfort, quality of building; ageing and consideration of disabled; availability of housing and buildings; readjustment for new business environment, full exploitation of new technological challenges; age of building stock, activities in refurbishment and renovation. The article analyses the consideration of these concerns and related trends in the sets of indicators under scrutiny, and gives recommendations of indicators that should be developed in order to support cities in target setting and monitoring of sustainable urban construction.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)247-259
    JournalCivil Engineering and Environmental Systems
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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