Modelización de un sistema territorial “urbano-rural” para la evaluación de su sostenibilidad. Aplicación a una zona represent

Arantzazu Urzelai, Maria Olazabal Alberdi, Gloria García, O. Santa Coloma, K. Herranz, Beñat Abajo, J.A. Acero, E. Feliu, I. Aspuru


One of the most important factors in introducing the concept of sustainability into strategic planning and territorial management is the development of a shared, solid knowledge base. This knowledge base should ensure maximum objectivity and transparency in sustainability assessment within the decision-making process. A description of the ecological-environmental, economic, social and institutional system that is to be managed is needed in order to develop knowledge about the network of relations that underlie the functioning of the system and the interactions that are responsible for potential synergies. The transformation of this information into conceptual and mathematical models is a useful tool for developing effective and relevant sustainability indicators that are oriented towards management needs. This paper presents a conceptual model that defines the components and interactions of a representative urban-rural system in the Basque Country. It also discusses the assessment frame for this model.


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