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Neighborhood sustainability in urban renewal: An assessment framework


  • Helen W Zheng
  • Geoffrey QP Shen
  • Yan Song
  • Bingxia Sun
  • Jingke Hong


Urban renewal provides valuable opportunities for sustainable development. Sustainability assessment is considered a useful tool in ensuring sustainable development in practice. Although a number of studies have been conducted to evaluate the potential of urban renewal, studies on sustainability assessment in urban renewal at a neighborhood scale are often ignored. However, urban renewal is normally accompanied by many social, economic, and environmental conflicts among various stakeholders. The present paper proposes a framework for assessing neighborhood sustainability to support urban renewal decision making in high-density cities such as Hong Kong. This framework includes two components: (1) sustainability and building condition and (2) a decision-making matrix for urban renewal strategies. A case study was conducted to illustrate how this framework can be applied in the decision-making process of urban renewal projects. The results are expected to provide references for urban renewal decision making in high-density cities.

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  • Helen W Zheng & Geoffrey QP Shen & Yan Song & Bingxia Sun & Jingke Hong, 2017. "Neighborhood sustainability in urban renewal: An assessment framework," Environment and Planning B, , vol. 44(5), pages 903-924, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:envirb:v:44:y:2017:i:5:p:903-924

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