Conference to reveal results of sustainability indicators projects

May 20, 2002

Brussels, 17 May 2002

A conference on local sustainability indicators, hosted by the Pastille research consortium and the European common indicators initiative, will take place at the London School of Economics on 12 and 13 September.

The conference will mark the completion of the Pastille research project, which was funded under the key action 'City of tomorrow and cultural heritage' of the Fifth Framework programme's 'Energy, environment and sustainable development' programme.

The project analysed the way sustainability indicators are developed through a series of case studies in four cities. Key findings on the ability of indicators to bring about effective change in local policy making will be compiled into a practitioner's guide, to be launched at the conference. The research consortium consists of teams from the UK, France, Austria and Switzerland.

The conference will also present the findings from the pilot stage of the European common indicators initiative, involving over 80 local authorities.

The conference is expected to be particularly useful to practitioners and decision makers from all policy areas seeking to develop and use indicators to measure change. The presentations of innovative research are also expected to benefit those involved in sustainable development, urban development and researchers working in these areas.

For further information, please consult the following web address: stille

or contact:
Wendy Foulds

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