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A framework for regional sustainability assessment: developing indicators for a Portuguese region


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  • Pedro Coelho

    (CENSE, Centre for Environmental and Sustainability Research, Departamento de Ci�ncias e Engenharia do Ambiente, Faculdade de Ci�ncias e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal)

  • André Mascarenhas

    (CIMA, Centre on Marine and Environmental Research, Faculdade de Ci�ncias e Tecnologia, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal)

  • Paula Vaz

    (ARH, Administração de Região Hidrográfica do Algarve, Portugal)

  • Anabela Dores

    (ARH, Administração de Região Hidrográfica do Algarve, Portugal)

  • Tomás B. Ramos

    (CENSE, Centre for Environmental and Sustainability Research, Departamento de Ci�ncias e Engenharia do Ambiente, Faculdade de Ci�ncias e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal)

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    Regional sustainability indicators are increasingly being developed. Their significance becomes obvious when important public policy-making strategies are decentralized to regions or local governments. This research designed a framework for the development of regional sustainability indicators. Its main goal is to assess and report regional sustainability performance, incorporating a significant public participation component. When the proposed approach was tested in the Algarve region, it was found useful to engage a broad range of stakeholders in regional sustainability assessment. This case study is a practical example of how regional sustainability can be assessed as a dynamic participative process, involving multi-stakeholders, to obtain a regional profile. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.

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    Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Sustainable Development.

    Volume (Year): 18 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 211-219

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    Handle: RePEc:wly:sustdv:v:18:y:2010:i:4:p:211-219

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    1. Julie L. Hass & Frode Brunvoll & Henning Hoie, 2002. "Overview of Sustainable Development Indicators used by National and International Agencies," OECD Statistics Working Papers 2002/2, OECD Publishing.
    2. Ruth Kelly & Richard Moles, 2002. "The Development of Local Agenda 21 in the Mid-west Region of Ireland: A Case Study in Interactive Research and Indicator Development," Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(6), pages 889-912.
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    1. James K. Lein, 2014. "Toward a Remote Sensing Solution for Regional Sustainability Assessment and Monitoring," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 6(4), pages 2067-2086, April.
    2. Donald I. Lyons & Pauline Deutz, 2010. "Regional sustainable development: Making development work in politically contingent space," Sustainable Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(4), pages 183-186.
    3. Liam Magee & Andy Scerri & Paul James & James Thom & Lin Padgham & Sarah Hickmott & Hepu Deng & Felicity Cahill, 2013. "Reframing social sustainability reporting: towards an engaged approach," Environment, Development and Sustainability, Springer, vol. 15(1), pages 225-243, February.


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