While managing the effects of urban growth represents a significant challenge, it also provides an opportunity to rethink how we plan and design our urban spaces to support sustainability, both in terms of new urban development projects and in retrofitting existing urban spaces.
Building and Environment will host a series of free webinars on COVID-19 Control. The second webinar of the series will feature 2 presentations from experts in the field on the following topics: COVID-19 and indoor and outdoor sports, presented by Bert Blocken, Professor of Civil Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands & KU Leuven, Belgium. Efficient reduction of airborne transmission by advanced ventilation, presented by Arsen K. Melikov, Professor of Ventilation and Air Distribution, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.
This paper investigates the relationship between institutional freedom and environmental resources from the perspective of forest carbon sinks, which is different from previous studies. This paper examines the shape of the relationship between forest carbon sinks and economic development.
The novelty of this study is the capacity to assess a large volume of diverse literature in this topic; identifying temporal and geographic patterns in the literature, who conducted the research, where is the research located, what were the major research topics and themes, where are the gaps, and what are the priorities for future research. Finally, the findings of this study can provide a summary of the status quo of the global greenery research, identify the hot themes in the literature and knowledge gaps, and recommend future research directions, as well as to highlight the existing worldwide relationships between researchers and countries.
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Food, Medical, and Environmental Applications of Polysaccharides, 2021, Pages 381-400

This chapter advances SDGs 3 and 11 by covering the latest advances in biosensors, which play an innovative role in biomedical applications and improving healthcare. Additionally, the focus is on biosensors derived from natural polysaccharides, i.e. sustainable, bio-based materials.
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Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 5, Issue 3, March 2021, Pages e121–e134.

This article addresses SDG 3 and SDG 11 by estimating the proportion of annual preventable deaths due to air pollution in European cities. A large proportion of premature deaths were caused by air pollution, and the mortality burden varied considerably between cities, indicating where urgent action is most needed to reduce air pollution below WHO guidelines.
Building and Environment will host a series of free webinars on COVID-19 Control, with the first webinar featuring 2 presentations from experts in the field: 1. Risk of Airborne COVID-19 Virus Transmissions in Airliner Cabins, presented by Qingyan “Yan” Chen, James G. Dwyer Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, USA 2. Mitigating COVID-19 at Public Spaces, presented by John Zhai, Professor of Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder and Keith Trace, Senior Director, Global Operations Services, Engineering and Facilities Management, Marriott International
In The World We Want we explore key themes related to the SDGs: leadership, innovation and youth. Dr. Márcia Balisciano, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, interviews influencers and thought leaders across disciplines on how we can build back better to achieve the global goals.
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Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 26, December 2020, 100385

Valorisation is the process of converting food waste materials into useful products including chemicals, materials, and fuels. This article contributes to SDGs 9, 11 and 12 by discussing the valorisation of food waste and the positive economic impacts to be gained.
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D. Sugawara, Chapter 10 - Lessons from the 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami: implications for Paleotsunami research, Editor(s): Tsunemasa Shiki, Yoshinobu Tsuji, Teiji Yamazaki, Futoshi Nanayama, Tsunamiites (Second Edition), Elsevier, 2021, Pages 155-181, ISBN 9780128239391,

In response to the extensive loss of life and property caused by the Tohoku-oki tsunami, as well as the fact that geological precursor evidence has not been effectively used in disaster management programs, the importance of tsunami deposit research has gained significant attention with the expectation that it will provide reliable information on the recurrence interval and size of devastating tsunamis. This book chapter advances SDGs 11 and 15.

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