Sustainable cities and human settlements

This event primarily focusses on SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), exploring the technical and engineering challenges of addressing all 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

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.

Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability, Volume 1, 2019, pages 9-16

Contributing to SDGs 2, 3 and 11, this chapter gives an overview of the processes and motivations behind the conception, implementation and persistence of global agricultural policies which have led to food insecurity.

Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability, Volume 2, 2019, pages 1-7

Advancing SDGs 2, 3 and 11, this chapter gives an overview of how food security, nutrition and sustainability are interrelated.

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.

Evaluating Water Quality to Prevent Future Disasters, 2019, Pages 1-12

Water-quality disasters occur frequently worldwide. They do not necessarily occur only in underdeveloped world. Detailed water-quality evaluations can help prevent occurrence of some of these disasters. Contributing to SDGs 10 and 11, this chapter discusses our vulnerability to water disasters to help us avoid some of them in the future.
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.

Encyclopedia of Caves (Third Edition), 2019, Pages 678-685

This book chapter addresses goals 15 and 11 by focusing on how human activities influence the biodiversity of life on land.
This book chapter addresses goals 12, 7, 11 and 15 by looking at the environmental and economic impact of the utilization of biomass resources.