Strengthening the 'social' in sustainable development: Developing a conceptual framework for social sustainability in a rapid urban growth region in Australia

Cuthill, Michael (2010) Strengthening the 'social' in sustainable development: Developing a conceptual framework for social sustainability in a rapid urban growth region in Australia. Sustainable Development, 18 6: 362-373. doi:10.1002/sd.397


Author Cuthill, Michael
Title Strengthening the 'social' in sustainable development: Developing a conceptual framework for social sustainability in a rapid urban growth region in Australia
Journal name Sustainable Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0968-0802
1099-1719
Publication date 2010-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/sd.397
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 18
Issue 6
Start page 362
End page 373
Total pages 12
Place of publication West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Subject 2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
3303 Development
Abstract The South East Queensland region in Australia is experiencing rapid urban growth. In response to this growth, regional level planning and reporting frameworks have been developed relating to both hard infrastructure and natural resource management. However, there has been no formal acknowledgement of a similar need for regional responses as regards the social dimensions of sustainable development. This paper describes a two year action research process, involving diverse public, private and community stakeholders, that focused on developing a social sustainability framework in response to this issue. Key components of the framework are discussed, including social capital, social infrastructure, social justice and equity, and engaged governance. Broad implications for policy and practice are discussed. © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Keyword Social sustainability
Sustainable urban growth
Engaged governance
Social capital
Social justice
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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