Sustainable cities and human settlements

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
Many inhabited Greek/Mediterranean islands are unsustainable without mainland support due to lack of access to clean water and energy. This case study establishes the feasibility of sustainable green energy solutions for these settlements.
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Review exploring reasons for slow or zero uptake of renewable energy vehicles.
Research on pollution reduction due to global lockdowns, and how this benefit could be sustained.
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.
Asian deltaic cities are highly populated and suffering from frequent floods. The paper looks into adaptation pathways such as urbanization-induced land, subsidence and SLR in Tokyo, Jakarta, Manila and Ho Chi Minh City. The author assesses how an engineering approach towards flooding adaptation is shaping the future of Asian deltaic cities and whether this would be sustainable. In addition to the main SDGs, this paper is indirectly related to: SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure)