Sustainable cities and human settlements

A framework to identify roofs for food, water, and energy production is proposed. Agriculture can be implemented on 8% of roofs to produce tomatoes and lettuce. Service buildings and residential housing are more suitable for agriculture.
A dynamic decision-making framework is developed to set national priorities in Qatar. The performance of a local energy-water-food nexus is assessed for future policy directions. Sustainability, security and resilience are the performance pillars adopted to assess nexus sectors.
Elsevier,

16th October 2021

World Food Day is organized every year on October 16 to bring awareness to how our changing planet affects food production and distribution. In support of this year's theme "Our actions are our future- Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life", Elsevier presents a collection of over 70 pieces of curated and freely available books and journal content.
 

Transport is a major contributor to carbon emissions causing climate change. This paper explores how to achieve more sustainable land use and transport systems through using accessibility instruments for planning.
This study aimed to utilize the natural wind to create optimal natural ventilation to achieve thermal comfort of the indoor environment through the best layout and placement of residential blocks, creating proper distance between blocks and orienting blocks properly inside a residential complex site in a summery humid climate.
Research into mental health of populations undergoing migration
Elsevier and the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) are pleased to announce the third biennial Renewable Transformation Challenge. If you have an innovative proposal which contributes to the goal of transitioning to 100% renewable energy, submit your application for a chance to win €20,000.
This Practice Note covers the main pillars of access to justice in environmental matters in the UK under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention). Access to justice and the ability to effectively challenge environmental decisions are key to SDG 16.
In this episode of the “World We Want” podcast series, RELX’s Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Dr. Márcia Balisciano, talks to Kariuki Ngari about leadership.
The understanding and recognition of soil ecosystem services (SoES) in spatial planning is crutial in sustainable cities.

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