WIT Press


Urban Environmental Quality Indicators

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

8

Published

2000

Size

923 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000111

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

R. Sarmento, F.M.B. Zorzal, A.J. Serafim & L.B.Allmenroedr

Abstract

This article presents a set of indicators to evaluate urban environmental quality. It includes traditional and public services indicators. Usually, only traditional indicators are employed that evaluate for example asthma rates, water quality and air quality. Considering that environment is a set of interactions in the environment itself, economy and society, the article introduces public services indicators to evaluate urban environmental quality indicators. 22 indicators are described altogether with 7 (seven) related to public services. 1 Introduction As considered by HART [1], "indicators are useful to different communities for different reasons. For a healthy, vibrant community, indicators help monitor health so that negative tr

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