Scenarios for Sustainability
Our key urban planning tool, Scenarios for Sustainability (S2), provides decision makers with quantitative information about the degree to which alternative planning and policy options achieve environmental, economic, and social sustainability objectives.
S2 adapts elements of two proven sustainability indicators—the
Footprint and the Genuine
Progress Indicator—to create a flexible land-use
planning framework for localities and regions.
S2 is a powerful tool for analyzing and communicating the sustainability of competing land use scenarios to key decision makers and the communities they represent.
For examples of recent applications that demonstrate S2’s
usefulness in urban planning scenarios of differing scales,
download the reports. "A
Sustainable Future for Pleasanton: Evaluating Land Use
Alternatives" (PDF), featuring the Hacienda Business Park development;
the Standard in Coyote Valley" (PDF).
To learn more about S2 or other RSI projects, contact John
Talberth, Sustainability Indicators Program Director.
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