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The value and limits of urban sustainability indicators

by Loan Diep Are indicators a useful way of increasing resource efficiency and resilience in cities – and if so, which indicators are most valuable? Loan Diep and David Dodman report back from the ICLEI World Congress. What information do city officials need if they are to increase sustainability, resource efficiency, …

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Could We Define a Universal Standard for Sustainable Towns and Cities?

by David Thorpe On this website, we often see lists of the top sustainable cities on the planet, (e.g. this one) that have been compiled by diverse organisations. But, what does sustainability mean in this context? My book The One Planet Life contains a chapter arguing for a change in our attitude to planning, land …