Sustainable cities and human settlements

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.

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. IBEW 2019 will feature 4 co-located tradeshows showcasing the latest innovations and industry solutions: BEX Asia covering the integrated design and planning space, Innobuild (IB) Asia focusing on construction 4.0, Mostra-Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia zooming in on energy efficient solutions and renewable energy and Smart Cities and Buildings (SCB) Asia featuring the latest advances in urban solutions and smart cities.

This article addresses goals 1, 3, 11 and 13 by examining the relationship between emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG), outdoor air pollution and levels of socioeconomic development in order to identify specific near-term mitigation policy responses to climate change and air pollution for countries with different levels of human development.
This article addresses goals 11, 13 and 17 by testing the Adaptigation Framework using the example of municipal advisory committees in Germany and assessing how they influence municipalities’ capacity to institutionalise joint mitigation and adaptation goals in sector policy and planning.
RELX,

Environmental Challenge, August 2019.

RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers, has announced the winners of the 2019 RELX Environmental Challenge. The Challenge supports innovative solutions to improve SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation).
This event primarily focusses on SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), exploring the technical and engineering challenges of addressing all 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Elsevier,

Journal of Healthcare Quality Research, Volume 34, Issue 4, 2019, Pages 167-175.

This research piece directly contributes to SDGs 3 (good health and well-being) and 10 (reduced inequalities), recognising the importance of training healthcare workers on health system responsiveness to increase the use of public healthcare facilities by India's low-income internal migrants.
Elsevier,

Progress in Disaster Science, Volume 2, July 2019, 100008

This article addresses goals 1, 11 and 13 by shifting the discourse back to basic axioms of why disasters happen so that fundamental actions for applying the axioms can be provided. It also summarises the key findings from past decades of disaster-related research, policy and practice.
Elsevier,

Building and Environment, Volume 158, 2019, Pages 133-144, ISSN 0360-1323

Contributing to goals 11, 13 and 15, this article discusses the significance of integrating green spaces into urban projects to minimise biodiversity loss and incorporate the existing ecosystem services on offer.
Each year the RELX Environmental Challenge is awarded to projects that best demonstrate how they can provide sustainable access to safe water or sanitation. Projects must have clear practical applicability, address identified need and advance related issues such as health, education, or human rights. Applications close on 7 June 2019.

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