Focussing on SDGs 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and 11 (sustainable cities and communities), BEYOND 2020 endeavours to link the built environment sector to the SDGs.
Municipal advisory committees are becoming increasingly influential in guiding decision-making processes that address climatic issues.
Air pollution and climate change are key global challenges for cities and both have large impacts on human health and economic development.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Helath, Second Edition, 2019, Pages 569-577

This book chapter addresses SDG3 and 10 by investigating how Environmental Justice (EJ) is concerned with the fair distribution amongst social groups of environmental quality.

International Built Environment Week (IBEW), to be held from 3 to 6 September 2019, is the most comprehensive event in Asia Pacific on the built environment.


Encyclopedia of Environmental Health (Second Edition), 2019, Pages 436-455

This chapters focuses on the consequences mining on river contamination in Bolivia. An unintended consequence of mining has been widespread contamination of riverine environments by toxic trace metals and metalloids. (e.g., arsenic, antimony, cadmium, mercury, lead, and zinc). The type, magnitude, and extent of contamination differ significantly between the humid to hyperhumid tropical rainforests in the north and the semiarid, heavily impacted, rivers in the south.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Health (Second Edition), 2019, Pages 315-323

This chapter focusses on e-waste, encompassing various forms of electrical and electronic equipment that are old, end-of-life electronic appliances. E-waste poses severe health risks to the populations, especially fetuses and children; toxic exposure is involved in the etiology of both chronic/noncommunicable diseases and infectious diseases. The e-waste widespread and chronic exposure in receiver countries poses an actual public health emergency.
The number of countries with a national development plan has more than doubled, from about 62 in 2006 to 134 in 2018.
Elsevier, Progress in Disaster Science, Volume 2, July 2019
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction encourages investment in innovation and technology development in disaster risk management.