To assess urban sustainability performance, this book explores several clusters of cities, including megacities, cities of the Global South, European and North American cities, cities of the Middle East and North Africa, cities of Central and South East Asia, a city state of Singapore and a large group of global cities. It applies a multi-criteria approach using a panel of environmental, economic, social and smart indicators to assess progress and policies in global cities including London, New York, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Los Angeles, São Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Moscow, Beijing, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo and many others.
Additional attention is given to the issues of climate change, poverty and smart dimensions, with renewable energy and the drivers of urban CO2 emissions playing the central role. This book is abundant with case studies considering strategies, policies and performance of the leading cities, including San Francisco, Stockholm and Seoul in greater depth, exploring how their successes can be used by other cities. The book identifies key linkages between different smart and sustainability dimensions as well as investment opportunities in cities with sustainability potential.
This book will be of great interest to policy makers, city and regional authorities as well as scholars and students of urban planning and sustainable development aiming to facilitate a sustainability transition in our cities around the world.
Table of Contents
1. Methods and Indicators for Urban Sustainability Assessment Stanislav Shmelev and Irina Shmeleva
2. Global Urban Sustainability Benchmarking: A Multidimensional Approach for Smart and Sustainable Cities Stanislav Shmelev and Irina Shmeleva
3. Comparative analysis of indicator-based urban sustainability assessment frameworks Ellie Tonks and Stanislav Shmelev
4. Indicator-Based Multi-Criteria Urban Sustainability Assessment Under Varying Policy Priorities Stanislav Shmelev and Ellie Tonks
5. Multidimensional Sustainability Assessment for the Cities of the Global South: the PROMETHEE Approach Stanislav Shmelev and Bei Zhang
6. Sustainability assessment of megacities using environmentally extended input-output analysis and network theory: The case of Singapore Stanislav Shmelev and Harrison Brook
7. Multidimensional Assessment of Sustainability of Taipei and Almaty Zhanar M. Kadyrkhanova, Stanislav E. Shmelev, Rimma K. Sagiyeva, Yelena Y. Chzhan and Irina A. Shmeleva
8. Multidimensional Sustainability Benchmarking of the Cities of the Middle East and North Africa Tobias Schnitzler and Stanislav Shmelev
9. City Poverty Indexes: Participatory Approaches to Leave No One Behind John W. Taylor and Mohammad Kamruzzaman Palash
10. Cities and renewable energy David Elliott
11. How sustainable is smart and how smart is sustainable? Irina Shmeleva and Stanislav Shmelev