Neighborhood sustainability in urban renewal: An assessment framework

Helen W. Zheng, Qiping Shen, Yan Song, Bingxia Sun, Jingke Hong

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Urban renewal provides valuable opportunities for sustainable development. Sustainability assessment is considered a useful tool in ensuring sustainable development in practice. Although a number of studies have been conducted to evaluate the potential of urban renewal, studies on sustainability assessment in urban renewal at a neighborhood scale are often ignored. However, urban renewal is normally accompanied by many social, economic, and environmental conflicts among various stakeholders. The present paper proposes a framework for assessing neighborhood sustainability to support urban renewal decision making in high-density cities such as Hong Kong. This framework includes two components: (1) sustainability and building condition and (2) a decision-making matrix for urban renewal strategies. A case study was conducted to illustrate how this framework can be applied in the decision-making process of urban renewal projects. The results are expected to provide references for urban renewal decision making in high-density cities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)903-924
Number of pages22
JournalEnvironment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017


  • Decision making
  • neighborhood
  • sustainability assessment
  • urban renewal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Architecture
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Urban Studies
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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