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 Title & Authors
A Review on Applicability of Sustainable City Index - Focusing on GCI, EPI and CBI -
Yun, Hyerngdu; Park, Jinyoung; Choi, Taebong; Choi, Intae; Noh, Taihwan; Han, Bongho; Kim, Myungjin;
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 Abstract
This study was intended to develop Korean Environmental Sustainable City Index (ESCI) so that local governments can examine and identify urban environment issues and then come up with a policy to improve the environment and urban biodiversity for cities. Green City Index (GCI), Environmental Performance Index (EPI), and City Biodiversity Index (CBI) which have used worldwide were analyzed. Based on the result of analysis, evaluation indicators of ESCI were finally a total of 20 indicators under four categories, which are native biodiversity, living environment, ecosystem services, and governance and management. Then, five cities with biotope mapping and evaluation index were selected to apply ESCI for evaluation. In order to apply ESCI, local governments need to accumulate basic data. There should be a policy which requires local governments to build data for biotope mapping so that the rate of natural area, ecological network and permeable land surface can be evaluated. Indicators must be applied to be compliant with scale of the city and level of data building gradually.
 Keywords
ESCI;GCI;EPI;CBI;Sustainability;
 Language
Korean
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The City Ecological Soundness Index Development Based on the City Biodiversity Index (CBI) and Korean City Characteristics, Journal of Environmental Impact Assessment, 2016, 25, 6, 442  crossref(new windwow)
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A Study on the Possibility of Utilizing Both Biotope Maps and Land Cover Maps on the Calculation of the Ecological Network Indicator of City Biodiversity Index, Journal of the Korean Institute of Landscape Architecture, 2016, 44, 6, 73  crossref(new windwow)
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