Despite recent advances in social sustainability discourse, there is a dearth of working
definitions and evaluation frameworks regarding measuring social sustainability of
neighbourhoods for research, practice, and policy purposes. Building on the qualitative metaanalysis
of relevant resources, this paper proposes the triad of social sustainability consisting
of three pillars of neighbourhood, neighbouring, and neighbours, as a conceptual framework
for understanding and measuring social sustainability of neighbourhoods. It introduces relevant
indicators for each pillar, suggests advanced techniques for measuring them, and incorporates
them into an integrated framework. At the end, significant research and policy implications of
the proposed framework are discussed.
Shirazi, M. RezaKeivani, Ramin
Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment\School of the Built Environment
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