Sustainable cities and human settlements

In this episode of the “World We Want” podcast series, Christopher Grant Kirwan, multidisciplinary professional and educator, as well as author of the book Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence, talks to Márcia Balisciano about urban development and smart cities.
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Blockchain-Based Systems for the Modern Energy Grid, 2022, Pages 115-134

This chapter supports SDG goals 7 and 9 by proposing new ways of using blockchain to support renewable energy market.
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Wind Turbine Icing Physics and Anti-/De-icing Technology, Wind Energy Engineering, 2022, Pages 135-168

This chapter contributes to SDG goals 7, 11, and 13, by explaining advanced techniques for wind turbine icing mitigation, supporting improved performance and durability of wind turbines, a crucial renewable energy source for sustainable development and climate objectives.
Selection of appropriate material type and colour-tone, together with the provision of shade can remove the hazard risk for contact skin burns from outdoor playgrounds. Results of this work will assist playground designers and managers to provide safer places for our children to play longer in increasingly warmer summers.
The research suggests that even though Street View and remotely sensed measures capture different aspects of greenness, these differences across exposure metrics did not translate into an association with mental health outcomes.
The findings suggest that providing characteristics of ‘nature’, ‘refuge’, and ‘prospect’ in urban green spaces (UGSs) may provide restorative effects and mental benefits to teenagers.
The objective of this paper is to critically analyse the innovative passive nZEB building concept ‘2226’ regarding its climate impact via the initial prototype building ‘be 2226’.
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Urban Governance, Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2021, Pages 81-88

 

Cities are at the forefront of the global challenges of climate change. Compared to other urban problems, the complexity and uncertainty of climate change presents new governance challenges.
The United Nations General Assembly decided that International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples would be observed every year on 9th August. On this day, people from around the world are encouraged to help spread the UN’s message on the protection and promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples. Elsevier is pleased to share this special collection of freely available articles to help spread awareness about this important topic. Please feel free to download and share these papers.
This new façade reduces the carbon footprint by over 34%; thermal conductivity by over 64% and reduces he related cooling energy by over 14%. The new façade can recover the additional cost investment after 3.5 years due to the energy savings.

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