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Sustainability and the City by Adi Wolfson

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CHAPTER 3

What, Who, and How to Measure

Measuring, one of the basic tools to control, manage, and improve processes, also facilitates making comparisons between alternatives to any given process. Moreover, the data generated by measurements supports planning and decision-making processes with pertinent knowledge to yield more efficient and applicable solutions. To obtain significant data that accurately portrays a given process under analysis, however, relies decisively on the task of defining what to measure and how it should be measured, a challenge to some extent in any measurement endeavor.

In general, indicators that correspond to a creation parameter or property or to a value derived therein (e.g., concentration in air of particulate matter, ...

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