Analyzing the interrelatedness within an urban environmental sustainability plan a study of environmental planning in Chicago, Illinois /

by Cohen, Matthew C.

Abstract (Summary)
Sustainable development has gained significance in a world characterized by escalating pollution, diminishing resources, and declining environmental health. What began as an international discourse, sustainable development has become a policy concern of local governments. The practice of sustainable development at the local level emphasizes urban sustainability, an important issue in a rapidly urbanizing world. As sustainable urban development gains momentum around the world, there arises a need to analyze, quantify, and qualify the results of such a program. While indicator sets can clearly illustrate the inputs and outcomes of a plan, they are often unable to measure the holistic nature of sustainable development. Accepted as a systemic and holistic process, a successful sustainable development program must be planned from a holistic perspective and lead to holistic results. This thesis establishes a means for the interrelations of the individual components that contribute to urban environmental sustainability through an analysis of a case study of Chicago, Illinois. iii iv
Bibliographical Information:


School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:university of cincinnati


Date of Publication:01/01/2007

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