Measuring Social Sustainability: A Community-Centred Approach

  title={Measuring Social Sustainability: A Community-Centred Approach},
  author={L. Magee and A. Scerri and P. James},
  journal={Applied Research in Quality of Life},
Efforts to measure social and community sustainability confront a series of methodological dilemmas. We present four key distinctions that tend to orient such efforts: between objective and subjective assessment; between “communities” as the sum-of-their-parts, or as holistic and distinct entities in themselves; between present and future aspects to be measured; and between use of “top–down” and “bottom–up” indicators. We then propose a questionnaire for sustainability assessment in light of… Expand
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