Urban sustainability index is designed as a new metric, which aims to measure how well a particular city is implementing sustainable practices in different areas of urban living.
Calculating urban sustainability index includes 5 categories, among which are:
- Basic needs, that includes access to drinkable eater, healthcare, education, etc.
- Resource efficiency, affected by power and water consumption, as well as percentage of waste recycled.
- Commitment to future sustainability, which include creation of green jobs and investments in green energy.
Overall, I think that creating of single measure for sustainability index is achievable if and only if all interested markets provide timely data, on which a successful regression analysis can be performed in order to determine which factors affects performance.