Tackling urban challenges in sub-Saharan Africa through indicator-based Sustainability Assessment

The paper was presented as part of the 52nd ISOCARP World Planning Congress in Durban (SA) in September 2016. It is published in the Congress proceedings.

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This paper examines the scientific background and practical possibilities of indicator-based sustainability assessment in urban sub-Saharan Africa. The proposed method acts as a platform for site and project selections as well as an evaluation tool for existing approaches of different stakeholders. For the purpose of this paper, the method examined will be applied in the context of Malawi.