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Evaluating a city’s performance and development in terms of sustainability requires a very different approach and skill set than evaluation of the production of its built form. Cities are not merely the sum of its buildings. The scope of aspects that shape a city stretches further and is often less tangible than that of creating a single building. To feel a city’s pulse and respond to it appropriately means giving thought to the way we construct our knowledge of a city.