Sustainable development indicators: A case study on the city of Flagstaff and Coconino county

Alexandria M. Frawley, Ronald J. Gunderson

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The application of capitalist theory and the perception of an autonomous economy have created a range of environmental and social ramifications not addressed via traditional economic reasoning. In order to effectively and efficiently abate sustainability issues, the sustainable development discourse developed evaluation methods such as sustainable development indicators to gauge progress towards sustainability in communities without using traditional cost-benefit methods of analysis. The indicators created in this work are intended to be applied as a method of project evaluation in local community development departments. Using local growth management policy as a basis, these indicators have been designed to show how a development project contributes to policy goals that relate to all three dimensions of sustainability: environmental, economic, and socio-economic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-204
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2009


  • Economic development
  • Economic indicators
  • Environmental indicators
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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