Evaluation of Urban Sustainability of Uzbekistan in the Context of Regional Development

Doctoral Thesis

Regina Veckalne, Riga Technical University, Latvija
ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2517-1749

The Doctoral Thesis aims to develop an approach for assessing urban sustainability in Uzbekistan, focusing on citizens’ awareness of sustainability issues like global warming, waste management, and gender equality. A literature review using PRISMA and bibliometric analysis identified ambiguities in key terms (“urban”, “sustainability”, “urban sustainability”), prompting the author to propose clear definitions. A survey gauged sustainability awareness, and structural equation modelling (SEM) tested hypotheses. The analysis highlighted a gap in evaluation methods suitable for Uzbekistan. Using secondary data and expert interviews, the author devised a formula to assess urban sustainability, pinpointing areas needing urgent improvement.

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