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Monitoring for sustainable development : a systemic framework

Bagheri, Ali LU and Hjorth, Peder LU (2005) In International Journal of Sustainable Development 8(4). p.280-301
Abstract
'Sustainable development' is a widely used, but less practised, complex term. Using the idea of 'Viability Loops' (VL) based on a System Dynamics (SD) approach and considering sustainability as an ideal for development efforts, this paper argues that sustainable development should be considered as an unending process rather than a state. Thus, a systemic framework is proposed to 'monitor' systems for sustainable development, rather than 'measuring' their sustainability. Then, it is shown that a set of theoretically anticipated VL, in the form of a market-technology balancing mechanism, do not function in practice owing to a lack and/or distortion of information.
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sustainability, sustainable development, viability loops, Tehran, system dynamics, monitoring, Iran, measuring, water use
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International Journal of Sustainable Development
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8
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4
pages
280 - 301
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Inderscience
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  • scopus:33745017480
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0960-1406
DOI
10.1504/IJSD.2005.009576
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English
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c245eab0-2a66-4ddd-96f0-c3e4a14f1229 (old id 1003297)
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  abstract     = {'Sustainable development' is a widely used, but less practised, complex term. Using the idea of 'Viability Loops' (VL) based on a System Dynamics (SD) approach and considering sustainability as an ideal for development efforts, this paper argues that sustainable development should be considered as an unending process rather than a state. Thus, a systemic framework is proposed to 'monitor' systems for sustainable development, rather than 'measuring' their sustainability. Then, it is shown that a set of theoretically anticipated VL, in the form of a market-technology balancing mechanism, do not function in practice owing to a lack and/or distortion of information.},
  author       = {Bagheri, Ali and Hjorth, Peder},
  issn         = {0960-1406},
  keyword      = {sustainability,sustainable development,viability loops,Tehran,system dynamics,monitoring,Iran,measuring,water use},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {280--301},
  publisher    = {Inderscience},
  series       = {International Journal of Sustainable Development},
  title        = {Monitoring for sustainable development : a systemic framework},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJSD.2005.009576},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2005},
}