The measurement of sustainability can provide significant information in order to plan and implement environmental policies. Several methods have been proposed in the literature in order to select the appropriate indicators along with a variety of techniques for their measurement. These methods are often divided in two main categories: a) a top-down approach where the selection of sustainability indicators is often based on the decision of scientists and policy-makers and b) a bottom-up approach where local stakeholders influence the selection and the measurement of indicators. In this paper we propose a methodological framework which allows the selection of sustainability indicators based on scientific research but at the same time allows citizens to influence both the selection of indicators and their measurement. The benefits of the specific methodological framework are two: a) to incorporate in different stages of the measurement the opinions of local stakeholders, b) to assist in policy decision-making through the assessment of the current situation of sustainability.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors
Event Title: 14th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2015-09-03 - 2015-09-05
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2023 10:09
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2019 11:48
PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2015-09-05
Authors: Evangelinos, Konstantinos
Malesios, Chrysovalantis (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-0378-3939)
Proikaki, M.
Aloupi, M.
Koufos, G.
Karagianni, C.
Schaelicke, D.
Skouloudis, Antonis
Jones, N.
Roumeliotis, S.



Version: Accepted Version

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