The chapter describes the framework and approach of Integrated Sustainability Assessment (ISA) as proposed in the three-year long MATISSE project, which ended in 2008. An update on ISA and its use is offered covering the period since the project ended. The objective is to highlight that the ISA framework provides a coherent approach that is capable of structuring effective sustainability assessment processes in a wide range of contexts and supporting programs of implementation. Its capacity to bridge between top-down and bottom-up initiatives and to work towards harmony between them is receiving increasing and wide recognition. The chapter highlights the growing role and influence of ISA in relation to global scale sustainability challenges.
|Title of host publication||Sustainable Development Research at ICIS|
|Subtitle of host publication||Taking Stock and Looking Ahead|
|Editors||R. Cörvers., J. de Kraker, R. Kemp, P. Martens, H. van Lente|
|Publisher||ICIS Maastricht University|
|Number of pages||432|
|ISBN (Print)||978 94 6159 647 5|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|