Spatial analysis of neighborhood sustainability in Birmingham, Alabama

dc.contributorWeber, Joe
dc.contributorSim, Sunhui
dc.contributor.advisorWilson, Bobby M.
dc.contributor.authorHilley, Jimmy Robert
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-01T17:35:45Z
dc.date.available2017-03-01T17:35:45Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.descriptionElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.description.abstractThis research examined the geographical distribution of sustainability in the city of Birmingham, using sustainability indicators (SIs) applied at the neighborhood scale. The neighborhoods used in this project were those defined by the city's Department of Community Development. The indicators were developed by examination of previously developed sustainability rating systems and issues specific to the City of Birmingham; they addressed the three major dimensions of sustainability: economic, environmental, and social. The rating system was applied to all neighborhoods and geographical patterns were analyzed. This research is unique in its objective to evaluate sustainability of a city at the neighborhood scale. The neighborhood scale allowed the spatial patterns within the city to be analyzed. Neighborhood Sustainability Assessment (NSA) systems currently being used are applied only to new proposed developments. The ability to analyze sustainability of all areas within the city, not just new developments, provides information on which areas are performing well and which ones will require more attention in order for Birmingham to become a more sustainable city.en_US
dc.format.extent94 p.
dc.format.mediumelectronic
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otheru0015_0000001_0001958
dc.identifier.otherHilley_alatus_0004M_12340
dc.identifier.urihttps://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/2375
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.hasversionborn digital
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.rightsAll rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.en_US
dc.subjectGeography
dc.subjectSustainability
dc.subjectUrban planning
dc.titleSpatial analysis of neighborhood sustainability in Birmingham, Alabamaen_US
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etdms.degree.departmentUniversity of Alabama. Department of Geography
etdms.degree.disciplineGeography
etdms.degree.grantorThe University of Alabama
etdms.degree.levelmaster's
etdms.degree.nameM.S.
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