Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

This chapter advances UN SDGs 12, 11, and 7 by explaining the links between renewable energy, water, and the environment, with the explicit goal of meeting sustainable development goals.
This chapter advances UN SDG goals 11, 13, and 9 by examining how cities can transform in the face of climate change and socio-ecological crises to become more sustainable and resilient.
This chapter advances UN SDG goals 5, 11, and 13 by discussing how social entrepreneurship supporting women and green economies can help with climate change adaptation and resilience.
This chapter advances Goals 11 and 3 by discussing how a clean and pollution-free environment is a fundamental right protected under the Constitution of India, therefore India requires adopting legal provisions regarding sustainability and prevention measures for the improvement of the environment. The chapter shows how blockchain technology, combined with artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) systems, and IoT for a green policing approach, can help to prevent green crime in order to preserve green justice, law, and order in India.
This chapter aligns with Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities by adressing methods and regulations for reducing pollution, waste management, traffic, resource utilization, and energy consumption, as well as assuring public safety, a good standard of life, environmental sustainability, and cost management.
This chapter advances the UN SDG goals 11 and 10 by developing a practical philosophy that elaborates elements from the Indigenous knowledge system for hybrid epistemologies from which actions can be developed for disaster risk reduction.

Multi-Hazard Vulnerability and Resilience Building: Cross Cutting Issues, 2023, Pages 347-361

This chapter advances the UN SDG goals 11 and 10 by contextualizing how the integration of indigenous practice and scientific knowledge of DRR can support development organizations and policymakers in planning effective and practical activities to mitigate and manage disaster risk in indigenous communities. This conceptual article argues that indigenous knowledge can assist in becoming more aware of disaster risks, implementing a successful local disaster management plan, and conducting scientific research and training.
This chapter advances UN SDG goal 7 as it enables improved energy forecasting, which is a critical technology for distributed generation and renewable energy integration.

Resilient and Sustainable Cities: Research, Policy and Practice, 2022, Pages 519-535

This chapter advances the UN SDG goals 11, 12, and 13 by offering two alternate approaches to Western planning—city making informed by biophilic systems and First Nations values—through Australian case studies that have similar systems of thought, aspirations, and values. The challenge is for use to adapt (or retrofit) our cities to redress climate change and our consumption values toward crafting robust, resilient, respectful and sustainable places.

Resilient and Sustainable Cities, Research, Policy and Practice, 2023, Pages 343-353

This chapter advances the UN SDG Goal 3: Good Health by addressing the potential for Health Impact Assessment to assess and optimize the health impacts of the 15-minute city model.