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Aibinu, A A, Ling, F Y Y and Ofori, G (2011) Structural equation modelling of organizational justice and cooperative behaviour in the construction project claims process: contractors' perspectives. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 463–81.

Cole, R J (2001) Lessons learned, future directions and issues for GBC. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 355–73.

Deal, B (2001) Ecological urban dynamics: the convergence of spatial modelling and sustainability. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 381–93.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: ecology; environmental assessment; planning; simulation modelling; sustainability; sustainability indicators; tools; United States; urban development
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=p3utchyvpjyfpymu
  • Abstract:
    Planning professions have focused their attention on continued technological solutions to environmental problems despite discussions relating to the sustainability of the built human community. However, ecological sustainability involves the identification of ecologically sound alternatives to current practices, not necessarily involving technological intervention. In the urban ecosystem this means the identification of the processes of urban change. New theory, tools, and research methods in ecological systems have the potential to improve the dynamics of change in urban environments. A variety of sophisticated computational and theoretical tools exist for characterizing urban systems at a conceptual level, and for visualizing and understanding these characterizations. The theoretical underpinnings and practical application of the integrated, multi-disciplinary, ecological and engineering approach to modelling urbanland use transformation is presented. A new tool, LEAM (Land use Evolution and Impact Assessment Model), has been developed to provide researchers and professionals to address urban dynamics in greater detail at a variety of scales and interfaces. The conceptual framework of the LEAM model is provided, followed by an application of the model to a 'collar county' in the metro Chicago area. The model can visually examine the dynamic spread of human development in the county and the associated environmental impacts of the urban growth and development patterns.

Gambatese, J A and Hallowell, M (2011) Factors that influence the development and diffusion of technical innovations in the construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 507–17.

Jarkas, A and Horner, M (2011) Revisiting the applicability of learning curve theory to formwork labour productivity. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 483–93.

Kim, Y W, Han, S, Shin, S and Choi, K (2011) A case study of activity‐based costing in allocating rebar fabrication costs to projects. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 449–61.

Larsson, N K and Cole, R J (2001) Green building challenge: the development of an idea. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 45.

Liou, F m, Yang, C h, Chen, B and Chen, W (2011) Identifying the Pareto‐front approximation for negotiations of BOT contracts with a multi‐objective genetic algorithm. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 535–48.

Mackley, C J and Milonas, S (2001) Knowledge transfer and Green Building Challenge. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 54.

Pemsel, S and Widén, K (2011) Bridging boundaries between organizations in construction. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 495–506.

Plessis, C d (2001) Sustainability and sustainable construction: the African context. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 374–80.

Shah, R K and Dawood, N (2011) An innovative approach for generation of a time location plan in road construction projects. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 435–48.

Theaker, I G and Cole, R J (2001) The role of local governments in fostering 'green' buildings: a case study. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 394–408.

Thomas Ng, S, Fan, R Y C and Wong, J M W (2011) An econometric model for forecasting private construction investment in Hong Kong. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 519–34.

Todd, J A, Crawley, D, Geissler, S and Lindsey, G (2001) Comparative assessment of environmental performance tools and the role of the Green Building Challenge. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 324–35.