Sustainable planning and design of large-scale metropolitan development projects

Morrissey, John, Iyer-Raniga, Usha, McLaughlin, Patricia and Mills, Anthony 2013, Sustainable planning and design of large-scale metropolitan development projects, International journal of sustainable development, vol. 16, no. 3-4, pp. 190-203.

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Title Sustainable planning and design of large-scale metropolitan development projects
Author(s) Morrissey, John
Iyer-Raniga, Usha
McLaughlin, Patricia
Mills, Anthony
Journal name International journal of sustainable development
Volume number 16
Issue number 3-4
Start page 190
End page 203
Total pages 14
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Place of publication Milton Keynes, England
Publication date 2013
ISSN 0960-1406
1741-5268
Keyword(s) built environment
infrastructure development
sustainability appraisal
strategic environmental assessment
SEA
conceptual framework
integrated approach
tiered appraisal
ecological footprint
decision making
sustainable planning
sustainable design
Summary Actors in the built environment are increasingly considering environmental issues alongside functional and economic aspects of development projects. However, to date in Australia and internationally, there have been few practical examples of integrated applications of sustainability principles in the built environment across all lifecycle phases. In response to this gap, this paper proposes a conceptual framework based on the principal that early intervention is the most cost-effective and efficient means of implementing effective strategies for sustainability. A strategic environmental assessment (SEA) approach is forwarded as an umbrella analytical framework, assembled from analytical methods which are strategically 'tiered' to inform stages of the project decision-making process. Practically applied and timed accordingly, the framework can allow assessments to be targeted towards appropriate decision making levels and enable better decision-making and more efficient resource allocation for major infrastructure development projects.
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 879899 Environmentally Sustainable Construction not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Inderscience Publishers
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30058904

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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