A Review and Analysis of Quantitative Integrated Environmental Assessment Methods for Urban Areas

Chapter in the book “Understanding Cities: Advances in Integrated Assessment of Urban Sustainability"


An introduction to the challenges facing urban areas and the urgent need to make them more sustainable: - A key challenge is the complexity of cities that leads to non-linear and unintended consequences of, often well meant, interventions. - Underlines the case for a more integrated response to deliver more sustainable urban areas, and the need for a new generation of integrated assessment methods and tools to operationalise this. - Introduces the structure of the rest of the book.

Centre for Earth Systems Engineering Research (CESER), Newcastle, UK