Measuring Sustainable Spatial Planning in Germany: Indicator-based Monitoring at the Regional Level

Author: Birkmann, Jörn

Source: Built Environment, Volume 29, Number 4, 1 December 2003 , pp. 296-305(10)

Publisher: Alexandrine Press

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Abstract:

In Germany, indicators are increasingly being seen as important tools for aiding the delivery of the sustainable agenda through planning, and for measuring subsequent trends. This article focuses on the experience and lessons from the development of such indicators at the regional level.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2148/benv.29.4.296.54291

Publication date: December 1, 2003

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