Exploring the use of tools for urban sustainability in European cities

Jesper Ole Jensen, Morten Elle

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Abstract

This paper outlines the main findings from case studies analysed within the Practical Evaluation Tools for Urban Sustainability (PETUS) project, about the practical use of tools for sustainable urban development in European cities. The paper looks across 60 case studies and identifies the main drivers for using tools, the benefits gained by using them and discusses why, in genera, there is limited use of available tools. The main question raised by the PETUS project was, ' why are so few tools for urban sustainability being used, when so many are available?' Recent years have shown a growing number of theoretical tools to assess and evaluate urban sustainability. However, experience also shows that only a few of such tools are being used in practice. The paper outlines the motivations for actors to use tools, the benefits achieved and the barriers for using tools. From this, different possibilities for improvements in the use of tools are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIndoor and Built Environment
Volume16
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)235-247
ISSN1420-326X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventConference on Building a Sustainable Future : Tools and Decision Making for Sustainable Urban Development - Cardiff, WALES
Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …

Conference

ConferenceConference on Building a Sustainable Future : Tools and Decision Making for Sustainable Urban Development
CityCardiff, WALES
Period01/01/2005 → …

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