Sustainable cities and human settlements

This book chapter advances SDGs 11, 12, and 15 by discussing the key drivers, obstacles, and opportunities in plastics sustainability, offering a balanced analysis of current challenges and solutions supporting the more sustainable production, use, and re-use of plastics, which are valuable materials with critical applications across civilization.
Elsevier,

Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Volume 135, May 2020, Pages 280-288

Contributing to SDGs 10 and 11, this article explores how bus stop improvements are associated with changes in bus ridership and demand for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit service.
This book chapter addresses goals 7, 13 and 11 by looking at ecological technologies that transform natural resources into anthropocentric goods and services.
Elsevier,

Environmental Science & Policy, Volume 106, April 2020, Pages 68-76

This journal article addresses goals 11, 12, 13 and 15 by looking at how land-based mitigation options potentially affect biodiversity.
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 38, April 2020, Pages 63-71

This journal article addresses goals 11 and 15 by looking at how urban expansion adversely affects habitats for pollinators and global biodiversity.
This book chapter addresses goals 14, 15, 6 and 11 by looking at the affects of pollutants on the biosphere.
Contributing to SDGs 3, 10 and 11, this study examines the impact of a comprehensive travel training program on the travel skills of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Elsevier,

One Earth, Review, Volume 2, Issue 2, p. 143-156, February 21 2020

This article addresses goals 10, 11, and 13 by showing how to build resilience to the impacts of climate change in informal settlements, focusing on those located in cities in low- and middle-income countries and how these settlements concentrate at-risk populations.
Cycleways away from traffic with lower concentrations of pollutants from motorised vehicles sometimes result in longer distances and hence require longer travel times, while alternative routes sharing the road with other traffic, sometimes with buses, might result in exposure to higher pollutant concentrations. To help commuter cyclists achieve their objectives of getting to work in the shortest possible time and maximising their health benefits, this paper proposes a bi-objective route choice model, with the minimisation of travel time and pollutant dose as the two objectives. This supports SDGs 3 and 11.
The latest analysis of SDG-supporting research focusses on SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. This graphic shows key metrics for research into Sustainable Cities.

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