Sustainable cities and human settlements


Foundations for Sustainability, A Coherent Framework of Life-Environment Relations, 2019, Pages 231-247

This book chapter addresses goals 15, 11 and 13 by exploring how systems and network ecology can contribute towards the larger goal of sustainability.

Towards Sustainable Road Transport, 2014, Pages 65-85

The road transport scene is changing rapidly under the stimulus of new vehicle and engine technology, as well as global political and socio-economic pressures. Through discussion of these issues, this chapter advances goals 11 and 7.

Sustainability, Energy and Architecture, Case Studies in Realizing Green Buildings, 2013, Pages 359-385.


This chapter advances goals 11 and 7 by analysing the users' perceptions of thirty-one sustainable commercial and institutional buildings located in a range of climatic zones.

Green Ports: Inland and Seaside Sustainable Transportation Strategies, Volume , 20 September 2018

This book chapter addresses SDG 11 by explaining an overview of green ports in theory and practice and environmental issues in the shipping industry.
An increasing number of cities and local governments adhere to transnational initiatives on climate change mitigation, but quantification of their contribution to the Paris Agreement commitments is lacking. To address this, the climate mitigation trajectory to 2050 of Covenant of Mayors (CoM) signatories has been studied. As of October 2017 there are more than 7600 signatories covering 238 million inhabitants, mainly from European cities. Of these 533 have already reported on the implementation of their climate action plans and 207 signatories have declared a long term target beyond 2020.
SUMS Logo 2018
Smart Urban Mobility Solutions is a new event consisting of an exhibition and 2-day conference programme, the event will leverage Scotland’s long history of innovation in Intelligent Traffic Control and Glasgow’s pioneering work on Smart Cities. The event will take place at the SEC, Glasgow on 3– 4 May 2018 alongside All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy and sustainability event.
All-Energy 2018
All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy and low carbon event, is taking place on 2nd & 3rd of May 2018 in Glasgow; it brings together the UK’s largest group of buyers across the value chain, including investors, project developers, end users and policy makers, among others. Showcasing the complete range of renewable and sustainable technologies and with a world-class free-to-attend conference alongside, All-Energy brings together over 7,500 supply chain and business energy end users – including the largest group of renewable energy developers and supply chain partners seen anywhere in the UK.

Management of Marine Plastic Debris, 2017, Pages 215–315

This chapter address SDG 14, life below water, through its review of all techniques available for recycling marine plastic debris.
This book chapter addresses goals 13, 15, 11 and 14 by discussing conservation efforts to protect biodiversity on tropical islands
Forced migration is not a recent phenomenon, nor is the reality of the amount suffering of the displaced population fleeing from armed conflict. Finding housing for refugees has not only become an acute obligation for hosting countries but it is a situation predicted to continue, and possibly increase, in the future. This study is discussing and showing the results of the first phase of an ongoing project for designing and constructing an eco-cycle refugee shelter.