Technology and Engineering
  • ISSN: 2333-2581
  • Modern Environmental Science and Engineering

Environmental Sustainability Evaluation Method in Public Works Audit: Analysis of the Maciço do Morro da Cruz, Florianopolis, SC, Brazil

Alessandra Rodrigues Vieira de Castro1, Anna Paula Rodrigues2, and Orlando Vieira de Castro Junior3
1. Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil
2. University of Canterbury, New Zealand

3. Controladoria, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil

Abstract: In Brazil, the public sector is the largest constructor in the country. However, considerations of the impacts of the conventional constructive techniques adopted and green technologies alternatives hardly take place in the public sector. Audit works carried out by the Federal Government’s high internal control body cover public projects and works but for compliance measurements mostly. In addition, these audit’s works help to improve public policies. Thus, this study is aimed at include environmental sustainability assessment as a subject part of public audit works regarding to urbanization. This research used the case study strategy in a descriptive way in order to apply an analysis model. It lays on a specific thematic clipping: integrated water management under the environmental layer view. The constructed analytical model is based on sustainability indicators. The selected urban fraction is a marginalized area, in an insular city. Public power is carrying out urbanization works in this locality. This research shows the viability to include principles of sustainability assessment in audits works of urbanization. Analyzing the suitability using such principles in public works could enforce best management practices to become an alternative or a complementary part to the conventional public network.

Key words: sustainable urban planning, integrated water management, public works audit, sustainability indicators, clandestine human settlements

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