Analytical support tools for sustainable futures

A.A. Akgun, E.S. van Leeuwen, P. Nijkamp

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to assess the usefulness of analytical tools for policy evaluation. The study focuses on a multi‐method integrated toolkit for sustainability assessment, the so‐called SMILE toolkit 1. This toolkit is developed to provide salient features that are required for monitoring policy‐making in a spatial‐environmental context. The sustainable development perspective is rather difficult to operationalize due to its dynamism and its multi- dimensionality. Therefore, in this study, we aim to assess the usefulness of the
SMILE toolkit for sustainable development issues on the basis of a systemic set
of critical factors for sustainable development. We will demonstrate the usefulness of the toolkit in order to create awareness among policymakers on the critical factors for sustainable development in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherFaculty of Economics and Business Administration
Pages1-19
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameResearch Memorandum
No.2013-18

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