Defining and measuring urban sustainability: a review of indicators

  title={Defining and measuring urban sustainability: a review of indicators},
  author={Lu Huang and Jianguo Wu and Li-jiao Yan},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
The sustainability of urban areas is essential to the sustainability of regions, nations, and the world as a whole. Urban sustainability indicators (USIs) can play an important role in advancing the science and practice of sustaining urban systems. We review the key concepts of urban sustainability and commonly used indicators for gauging the state and progress of urban sustainability, and discuss how USIs can be further improved from a landscape ecology perspective. This review is based… CONTINUE READING