International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development
Online ISSN : 2187-3666
ISSN-L : 2187-3666
Section A: Planning Strategies and Design Concepts
Pentagram Sustainability Model
Framing of a holistic sustainability dimension model for assessment of Neighbourhood-level Urban Communities (NLUCs) using a semi-automated systematic literature review
Sudeshna KumarAnirban SantaraHaimanti Banerji
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2020 Volume 8 Issue 2 Pages 100-117


This paper systematically reviews the current approaches of assessing sustainability of Neighbourhood-level Urban Communities (NLUCs) to identify existing dimensions of sustainability including missing and neglected ones. The authors have adopted a systematic literature review (SLR) approach to provide an overview of state-of-the-art literature in urban sustainability assessment and measurement. The novelty of the content analysis is that it has been accomplished using an automated process of keyword extraction from the systematically selected literature using a Python-implementation of the popular Rapid Automatic Keyword Extraction (RAKE) algorithm. Finally, the paper proposes a pentagram that successfully incorporates five dimensions of sustainability: environmental, economic, social, institutional and cultural, with an overarching component of innovation likely to have an impact on each due to technological advancements and future trends. The outcome of this model will be a basic framework within which indicators can be assigned for assessing the sustainability of the NLUCs.

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