The second edition, completely updated to reflect the significant advances and new insights that have been made since publication of the first edition, focuses on two main issues:
- Facilitating a dialogue between all stakeholders so that the complexity of the problem can be exposed, structured and communicated
- Understanding how to assess progress in sustainable development
It continues to provide coherent guidance on the techniques that can be used to assess sustainable development in a rigorous manner. The approach is introduced using illustrations and case studies, together with follow-up references. It remains the ideal starting point for those trying to get a handle on the subject and for those who wish to examine a structured and systematic approach to the evaluation of sustainable development in the built environment.