Sustainability Indicators: A Case Of Surat City

Digant Pastagia, SSASIT, Surat, Gujarat, India; Dr. Chetan Patel ,SVNIT, Surat, Gujarat, India

Urbanization, Social sustainability Index, Environmental Sustainability Index, Economical Sustainability Index, Composite Sustainability Index

India is the second largest urban system in the world that shows the process of evolution, “Urbanizations”. One of the reasons for urbanization is transform of rural area in to urban area. This rapid urbanization leads to unplanned, uncontrolled development in urban area which demands more planning effort to satisfy the requirement of the people. But the urbanization level of developed country is almost stabilised 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. These all addressing the issues of sustainability. To resolve all these issues sustainable development is required. Sustainability indicators are one of the effective tools to measure the sustainability. For the study 101 census wards of Surat city is selected to evaluate the sustainability of Surat city. The sustainability indicator is divided in 3 tier system i.e. social, environment and economic. Based on the composite sustainability index the ward sand all zones of surat city is given sustainable ranking. Sustainability indicators are useful for the decision making and a powerful tool for the planners to plan the future requirements.
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Paper ID: GRDCF001007
Published in: Conference : Recent Advances in Civil Engineering for Global Sustainability (RACEGS-2016)
Page(s): 26 - 33