Sustainability provides a framework helpful to guide future planning, policy, investment, and development actions towards achieving multidimensional development goals. The goals of planning for sustainable development aim at a future with high quality of life on a healthy and protected environment. The assessment presented in this paper applies an interactive evaluation model to combine existing data to generate scores, rankings, and graphics explaining sustainable development possibilities for each evaluated location. This information, presented through a graphic interface, builds knowledge to improve planning decisions and implementation actions for sustainability. The assessment can help to connect data with actions by providing means to organize and combine existing information, and by turning stakeholders views of development in a operational decision support system.
|Keywords:||Sustainability Assessment, Indicators, Planning, Operationalization, Utah Counties, USA.|
Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA
Graduate Student, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, Utah State University, Utah, USA