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Fatema HussainiFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Graduate

Major

Earth and Environment Science, Geoinformatics

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Dr. Robin Q. Zhang

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Investigating urban sustainability in American Cities

The characteristic of our era is urbanization and, consequently, the creation of small and large cities. The rapid growth of urbanization has had negative consequences for the environment. Environmental sustainability is an essential issue for the international community. Environmental sustainability assessment has been one of the essential tools in the sustainable development planning process. Assessing the environmental sustainability of cities is necessary to achieve proper urban planning and, at the same time, in line with the natural environment variables. For this reason, the purpose of this research is to evaluate urban sustainability in American Cities. I will collect and discuss literature on environmental sustainability assessment, and select indicators of environmental sustainability for measurement of US cities. Then I will collect data of selected indicators. Using Geographic Information System (GIS), each city will be given a score based on the sustainable indicators, and several maps, which depict each index's situation in the city, will be presented. The Shannon entropy method is used to determine the weight of indices. The VIKOR method will be used for ranking indices. It is expected that the environmental dimension of urban sustainability in fast-growing cities is showing the adverse effects of urbanization.

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Investigating urban sustainability in American Cities

Investigating urban sustainability in American Cities

The characteristic of our era is urbanization and, consequently, the creation of small and large cities. The rapid growth of urbanization has had negative consequences for the environment. Environmental sustainability is an essential issue for the international community. Environmental sustainability assessment has been one of the essential tools in the sustainable development planning process. Assessing the environmental sustainability of cities is necessary to achieve proper urban planning and, at the same time, in line with the natural environment variables. For this reason, the purpose of this research is to evaluate urban sustainability in American Cities. I will collect and discuss literature on environmental sustainability assessment, and select indicators of environmental sustainability for measurement of US cities. Then I will collect data of selected indicators. Using Geographic Information System (GIS), each city will be given a score based on the sustainable indicators, and several maps, which depict each index's situation in the city, will be presented. The Shannon entropy method is used to determine the weight of indices. The VIKOR method will be used for ranking indices. It is expected that the environmental dimension of urban sustainability in fast-growing cities is showing the adverse effects of urbanization.

 

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