Climate Change and the Transition to Green Urbanism

Green Urbanism is a forward-thinking concept. It aims to implement components of renewable energy, sustainable transportation, and environmental and health hazards while maintaining cities' heritage, cultural, and architectural assets. Cities should strive to create a sustainable environment for their residents, with multiple eco-friendly modes of transportation to get to a destination, whether on foot, by bicycle, or by public transportation, and where the surroundings aid in the development of creative and healthy minds for future generations, securing their futures. This is precisely what green urbanism tries to achieve. It addresses the growing problem of urban intensification and recommends a greener strategy that, if implemented effectively, can be a source of economic gain for all.

The hour for action has arrived. The age of fossil fuel use has proven to be one of scarcity and is costing us our planet. Food price increases are causing widespread anxiety around the world, and water scarcity is looming in many parts of the planet. We are on the verge of a new era for humanity, and it is up to us to decide what type of era it will be. To address the problem of climate change, a new and sustainable approach that dictates how the majority of people live will be required. A green strategy.

The first issue of the 3rd volume in the Resourceedings scientific journal tackles issues pertaining to climate change and sustainable practices in urbanism. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • City Urban Form and Natural Resources
  • Energy Efficiency in The Built Environment
  • Sustainable Building and Construction
  • Sustainable Energy, Materials, and Water Systems
  • Pathways For Climate Resilience and Future Sustainability
  • Assessment Methods, Systems, and Tools
  • Territorial Spatial Planning and Carbon Neutrality




Cities Transformation for Smarter Future

Humanity is on the verge of mastering the digital environment in current times. Computer science and technological advances have been advancing at an unparalleled rate. Interfacing with digital devices and the potential to pick up programming has been available to anyone since the birth of the personal computer, and even more so with worldwide internet access. The increased availability of affordable, powerful processing power, as well as worldwide interconnectedness, have prepared the ground for rapid advances in digital technology. Most notably in parallel computing, a groundbreaking processing method that permits large tasks to be divided into smaller, simpler ones that are considerably easier to compute.

Smart cities and initiatives like green urbanism attempt to address these issues in a sustainable manner that preserves the safety of our environment and the health of people living in cities. The concepts focus on green strategies that improve people's lives and create livable communities for all. Smart cities & green urbanism propose a plethora of new urbanism models that aim to improve cities' livability and sustainability by promoting the inclusion of greenery and natural landscapes and transitioning away from automotive reliance into a more inclusive approach to mobility.

This special issue in the Resourceedings journal focuses on green initiatives and smart approaches to urban development in cities. Does the special issue discuss topics that include:

  • Sustainability in Future Green Cities
  • Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Environment
  • Urban Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Sustainable Networks
  • Renewable Energies
  • Advancing Solutions towards Zero Waste Cities
  • Parametric Urbanism
  • Smart and Future Cities


Health and Resiliency of the Sustainable Communities

Obstacles that must be considered when designing resilient and livable communities need a grasp of what it means to be human. Due to a lack of greenery and nature incorporation within cities, physiological issues such as exhaust fumes and dust particulates from motor vehicles, overly congested locations in cities creating noise pollution, congestion of infrastructural services, or even psychological issues occur.

To overcome these problems, academics have achieved advances in the field of urban health and resilience, particularly in terms of how quickly cities are evolving. These developments, if not evaluated, thoroughly made, and studied, can have long-term ecological and environmental effects. In recent years, academics have focused on the direct link and importance of public green spaces to mental health enhancement and well-being. Others are more concerned about the long-term repercussions of city expansion and rising energy demand, the majority of which comes from oil and gas, which has a severe influence on the environment and, by extension, humanity.

Resilient architecture seeks to ensure that communities and buildings that adhere to the discipline will, through various approaches such as the use of durable materials, supporting the use of eco-friendly energy sources, and more, withstand all forms of adversity for future generations. The goal of responsible architecture is to provide a healthy, sustainable, and barrier-free environment for its inhabitants. The discipline strives to achieve this by making clever use of ecologically friendly technologies, providing effective waymarking and pathfinding, and ensuring the public's general safety. Recent talks and publications on this topic address the growing need for responsible architecture as a philosophy that promotes long-term sustainability and a sense of inclusion among individuals in society.

The 2nd Issue of the 3rd volume in the Resourceedings journal discusses methods and techniques of resiliency and sustainability in modern cities. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • The Significance of Sustainable Practice Implementation in Cities
  • Public Spaces, Creative Expression, and Conviviality
  • Mitigation of the Urban Heat-Island Effect
  • The Interconnectedness of Cities as a Means against Urban Division
  • Resilient Infrastructures
  • Disaster mitigation