||As the climate change and global warming getting worse, the sustainable|
development has become the most important issue around the world. There are
multiple and interrelated aspects of the sustainable development, including society,
economy, and environment. The development of Kaohsiung’s economy was based on
heavy industry. However, the high economic growth has severely degraded the
environment, such as the environmental capacities have been over the limits due to
human pollution. Fortunately, Kaohsiung city government has strived hard to make
progress toward sustainable development. For example, the environmental quality has
been improved by conducting river renovations and air pollution monitoring.
In order to achieve the goal of sustainability in Kaohsiung, the current study has
developed the goal programming model which is based on the performances of some
key indicators. Such indicator set was carefully selected by referring many domestic
and foreign literatures. Meanwhile, the unique natural environment and society of
Kaohsiung and statistic data were also considered when selecting the indicator set.
Once the indicator set was ready, the regression analysis has been conducted to
describe the future trends of each aspect in relation to the indicators. Finally the goal
programming model was formulated and the scenario analyses were performed to
explore the outcomes under various policies. The results echo the spirit of sustainable
development, that is, the administrative policies have to take into account of all
aspects, such that the sustainability is achievable.