Integrating Small Island Sustainability
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This paper identifies and considers the initial and ongoing sustainability outcomes of a small island tourism development following assessments by an independent international third party certification organisation’s auditor using process based framework tools. A major aim of several parties involved in the associated ‘in time’ research was to ascertain specific environmental, social and economic measures implemented by a resort developer. These measures seen as being in response to increasing emblematic relevance, exacting government driven policies and broader community aspirations are crucial in delivering project sustainability. An objective of the broader case study research program has involved the engendering of links between theory and practical implementation of sustainable development principles with the reality of development. Another and equally pragmatic consideration was to review the use of process tools by those engaged in the planning, design, construction and eventual operation of the resort so as to determine the propensity needed in using performance framework models targeted at achieving sustainable development. Keywords: planning, design, management, operation, indicators, sustainability assessment.
Keywords: planning, design, management, operation, indicators, sustainability assessment