Strengthening the 'social' in sustainable development: developing a conceptual framework for social sustainability in a rapid urban growth region in australia

Cuthill, Michael (2010) Strengthening the 'social' in sustainable development: developing a conceptual framework for social sustainability in a rapid urban growth region in australia. Sustainable Development, 18 (6). pp. 362-373. ISSN 0968-0802

Abstract

The South East Queensland region in Australia is experiencing rapid urban growth. In response to this growth, regional level planning and reporting frameworks have been developed relating to both hard infrastructure and natural resource management. However, there has been no formal acknowledgement of a similar need for regional responses as regards the social dimensions of sustainable development. This paper describes a two year action
research process, involving diverse public, private and community stakeholders, that focused on developing a social sustainability framework in response to this issue. Key
components of the framework are discussed, including social capital, social infrastructure, social justice and equity, and engaged governance. Broad implications for policy and practice are discussed.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2013 01:44
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2014 03:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: social sustainability; sustainable urban growth; engaged governance; social capital; social justice
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
12 Built Environment and Design > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120501 Community Planning
12 Built Environment and Design > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120505 Regional Analysis and Development
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1002/sd.397
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22815

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