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Special issue (2023): Health of livable cities: environmental resiliency and climate change mitigation
In many regions of the world, where governments and policymakers have quickly grasped the negative effects of the disastrous path of unsustainable consumerism, the sustainable development paradigm is being promptly adopted. Comprehensive planning is necessary for environmental sustainability in a number of areas, including waste management, nature-based solutions, responsible urban design, and cutting-edge decarbonization strategies in cities. The development of dependable and strong public transportation systems that reduce reliance on cars, the incorporation of renewable energy into the infrastructure of urban areas, and material innovations in recycling and waste management are all methodologies and techniques that aim to improve environmental sustainability in cities.
As early as the 1980s, scientists began to observe that our climate was deteriorating. They properly foresaw the greenhouse effect that was constantly heating up our planet at the time due to the emission of exhaust fumes from vehicles and manufacturing operations. Since then, the detrimental impacts of using non-renewable energy resources on the climate have been well-documented and, more recently, have become plainly seen in the increased frequency of catastrophic disasters. Economic incentives for green manufacturing, the development of dependable and strong public transit systems that reduce reliance on automobiles, the incorporation of renewable energy in infrastructural city grids, and material innovations in recycling and waste management are just a few of the methodologies and techniques that aim to improve environmental sustainability in cities.
This special issue in the Environmental Science and Sustainable development journal tackles topics pertaining to climate change mitigation and urban resilience in infrastructure. The topics include:
- Urbanization and environmental health
- Green infrastructure and climate change mitigation
- Improving air quality in cities
- Sustainable transportation in cities
- Reducing waste in urban areas
- Public health in urban planning
- Resilient cities for extreme weather
- Energy efficiency in urban environments
- Climate change adaptation in urban areas
Recodification of the Latin American City: Emerging Urban Legislation in the Pandemic Era01-08Abstract Views : 202Download :104
Addressing Housing Inequalities in Post-Conflict Belfast A Transformative Justice Approach09-18Abstract Views : 135Download :74
What is the general population’s perception of smart motorways in the UK?19-33Abstract Views : 168Download :122
COVID impact on usage of public spaces in Brasilia, Brazil34-45Abstract Views : 110Download :51
Improving Urban Resilience through Formal Integration of Waste Pickers in Jordan’s Solid Waste Management46-56Abstract Views : 110Download :66
Vol. 8 Issue 1 (2023): Sustainable Cultural Environments in Resilient Cities
Resiliency in cities ensures the continuity of knowledge, advancement, and the legacy of humanity. Natural disasters are a frequent reality for some nations of the world and are quickly becoming a reality for all of us, with the continuous degradation of the environment due to climate change.
The majority of the world's population today resides in cities and urban areas. Due to the complexity of these new difficulties, which span the economic, social, and ecological spectrums, these cities' susceptibility has greatly grown. Numerous studies have shown that persistent stressors and unanticipated dangers can exacerbate social breakdown, and economic suffering, and even lead to bodily collapse. While many cities have survived for millennia, the more recent rise of urban-related stresses and shocks, such as climate change, significant natural catastrophes, different geopolitical conflicts, and a scarcity of natural resources, is necessitating a greater need for resilience than ever before.
It is within our power to realize the vision of cities as places where we flourish, strive for greater heights, and improve our lives. We can lessen the effects of climate change and improve the lives of people living in cities by implementing modern advancements in urban planning that favor walking or cycling to get to a destination, encourage the use of renewable energy as a resource, incorporate green landscapes and lush forestry within the city, and put in place efficient & effective transit systems for use by all.
The 1st Issue of the 8th Volume of the Environmental Science and Sustainable Development extensively discusses topics such as:
- The Significance of Sustainable Practice Implementation in Cities
- Designing for Environmental Resiliency
- Resilience at a city scale
- Resilience at a building scale
- Resilience at a community scale
- Resilience at an ecological scale