- For Authors
- For Reviewers
Digant Pastagia, SSASIT, Surat, Gujarat, India; Kevin Modi ,BMCET, Surat, Gujarat, India
|Sustainable Development, Sustainability Index, Climate change|
Cities are the growth engineer of the nation and the development of nation is depending on the city’s urbanization level. As per statistics urban population of the world was estimated to be 2.96 billion in 2000 and it was estimated that nearly 50 million people are added to the world’s urban population each year. But the urbanization level of developed country is almost stabilized and that with the improved infrastructure and high standard of living. The developing counties are also making same pace and direction as developed countries. But they could not able to make pace in tem of life style and infrastructure provision and that will creating the problems in the urban area in term of pollution, traffic congestion, substandard housing, degraded quality of life, congested residential areas etc. This all addressing the issues of sustainability and hence this paper is intended to provide the broader view for cites of developing county by having sustainability index in form of sustainability Indicators. This paper focuses the methodology for selection of sustainability indicators for Indian context.
 Amna S. and Salman Q. 1998, Indicators of sustainable urban development: A review of urban regeneration projects in Karachi, Pakistan, Department of Geography and Geology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, Salzburg 5020, Austria.  Christian A., John H., Kristian L. 1996, Methodological and Ideological Options Socio-ecological indicators for sustainability, Ecological Economics Vol. no.18, page no. 89-112.  De C., Carden K., Armitage N. 2005, Application of a sustainability index for integrated urban water management in southern African cities: case study comparison – Maputo and Hermanus, UCL Development Planning Unit in collaboration with DFID and UN-Habitat, London.  Emmanuel A., Samuel O. , Theophilus A. 2007, A Review of Urban Sustainability Assessment Methodologies, International Conference on Whole Life Urban Sustainability and its Assessment M. Horner, C. Hardcastle, A. Price, J. Bebbington (Eds)Glasgow.  Giuseppe M. 2003, Measuring Sustainability: A Multi-Criterion Framework, Manuscript forthcoming in Environment, Development and Sustainability Version November 2003.  Heintz T. 1999, The Roles and Importance of Sustainability Indicators, U.S. Department of the Interior.  Joyashree R., Chatterjee B. 2009, Sustainable Development in India? Who Should Do What?, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.  Klaus S., Michael W. 2003, Modeling Urban Sustainability, Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.  Miquel O. 2002, Sustainability indicators as discursive elements, Third World Planning Review, Vol.14, No.4.  Parris, T.M., Kates R. 2003, Characterizing and Measuring Sustainable Development, Annual Review of environmental and resource, PP 559-586.  A report on GHG emission profile of India, by Ministry of Environment and Forestry.  A report on Liveable City and Sustainable Plan, by City of El Paso Sustainability Program.
Paper ID: GRDCF001006|
Published in: Conference : Recent Advances in Civil Engineering for Global Sustainability (RACEGS-2016)
Page(s): 19 - 25