Global City: Index for Industry Sustainable Development

  • Isabel Loureiro
  • Eduarda Pereira
  • Nelson Costa
  • Paulo Ribeiro
  • Pedro Arezes
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 600)

Abstract

Nowadays, discussion on global cities concept is been addressed at a European level. The concept is a consequence of the array of globalization processes, adding different analysis layers according to social, economic and environmental requirements, such as, cultural, user-friendly and amenity, assessable, sharing, energy, smart, green or city factory age-friendly cities and communities. Cities should also be analyzed as working systems, with the same needs and requirements in terms of safety and well-being that are considered for other systems. Taking this into consideration, the goal of being a Global City should also comprise the so-called occupational layer. Therefore, it is important, within a city context, to define indicators for Sustainability regarding the occupational Layer. This paper aims to develop a methodology helping cities, at a local level, to define an Index for Industry Sustainable development contributing for the global city model.

Keywords

Global cities Sustainability Occupational layer 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work has been supported by COMPETE: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007043 and FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia within the Project Scope: UID/CEC/00319/2013.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabel Loureiro
    • 1
  • Eduarda Pereira
    • 1
  • Nelson Costa
    • 1
  • Paulo Ribeiro
    • 1
  • Pedro Arezes
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal

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