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Sustainability assessment : criteria and processes

Author: Robert B Gibson; Selma Hassan
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work tackles the complexities of sustainability assessment and provides practical solutions and comprehensive analysis, guidance and criteria for impact assessment professionals and policy makers at all levels and in all circumstances.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gibson, Robert B., 1950-
Sustainability assessment.
London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2005
(OCoLC)607739593
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert B Gibson; Selma Hassan
ISBN: 1844070506 9781844070503 1844070514 9781844070510 9781849772716 1849772711
OCLC Number: 60767046
Notes: Subtitle on cover: criteria, processes and applications.
Description: xii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Beginnings : stumbling towards sustainability assessment --
2. Assessment : thirty-some years of environmental assessment --
3. Sustainability : the essentials of the concept --
4. Practice : sustainability in illustrative initiatives --
5. Criteria : sustainability requirements as the basis for decision making --
6. Trade-offs : facing conflict and compromise --
7. Processes : designing sustainability assessment regimes --
8. Decisions : applying sustainability-based criteria in significance determinations and other common assessment judgments --
9. Continuations : the way ahead.
Responsibility: Robert B. Gibson ; with Selma Hassan [and others].
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