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Dekolo, S.O. (author), Oduwaye, A.O. (author)
Lagos has assumed the Megacity status and it is projected to have its population doubled in the first quarter of this century. The Megacity has extended beyond the administrative boundary of the state, which is also one of the fastest growing urban agglomerations in the world. Information is the most vital component of urban management; however,...
conference paper 2011
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Papargyropoulou, E. (author), Preece, C. (author), Padfield, R. (author), Abdullah, A.A. (author)
The Malaysian construction industry continues to grow, benefiting the country’s economy and providing essential infrastructure. However, this thriving industry is responsible for one of the single largest waste streams in the country. This paper focuses on the current status of waste management in the Malaysian construction sector. It builds on...
conference paper 2011
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Achuthan, A. (author), Dulaimi, M. (author)
The drive for more sustainable built environment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) received a significant boost in the period 2006-2008 supported by new legislations from the government and increased interest from major stakeholder especially municipalities. The absence of locally developed frameworks for evaluating sustainable design of...
conference paper 2011
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Den Heijer, A. (author), Teeuw, P. (author)
Since 2008 new long-term agreements on energy-efficiency have become effective in the Netherlands. Participating organisations of thirty-six sectors have agreed with the Dutch government to make efforts to realise energy-efficiency of 30 percent in the period 2005-2020 and 50 percent - as a guideline - before 2030. Higher education is...
conference paper 2011
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Lozano, R. (author), Lukman, R. (author), Lozano, F.J. (author), Huisingh, D. (author), Zilahy, G. (author)
Since the 1972 Stockholm Conference, many Sustainable Development declarations, charters, and partnerships have been developed, both in the overall societal context and within higher education frameworks. This paper addresses two issues: (1) a comparison of the development of sustainable development initiatives in society and in universities and...
conference paper 2010
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Johansson, K. (author), Gluch, P. (author)
The Swedish building sector has for a long time struggled with the difficulty to create and share new knowledge. Within the sector, groups of professionals have been found to only share knowledge with members of their network, not with those they consider to be outsiders. As an attempt to unite different views and professional groupings, an...
conference paper 2010
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Ashford, N.A. (author)
Scholars and professionals committed to fostering sustainable development have urged a re-examination of the curriculum and restructuring of research and teaching in institutions of higher learning. This paper begins by discussing an expansive definition of sustainable development that includes economic, environmental, and employment concerns...
conference paper 2010
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Zwarteveen, J.W. (author), Blom, E.M. (author), Vastbinder, B. (author), Brezet, H. (author)
A modern engineer is more than a technical specialist. Training an integral engineer requires education in non-technical skills, including social and ethical aspects. Therefore, Delft University of Technology (DUT) introduced sustainable development and entrepreneurship into its bachelor and master programs. The university of the future is...
conference paper 2010
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Den Heijer, A. (author), Teeuw, P (author), Aalbers, K. (author)
Since 2008 long-term agreements on energy efficiency have become effective in the Netherlands. Participating organisations of forty-six sectors have agreed with the Dutch government to make efforts to realise energy efficiency of 30 percent in the period 2005-2020 and 50 percent - as a guideline - before 2030. Higher education is represented...
conference paper 2010
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Guillen, G. (author), Katan, J. (author), Xu, B. (author)
The aim of this research is to discover ways that multi-stakeholder platforms for collaboration can be instrumental in the efforts of the media industry to achieve compliance with strategic sustainability and enhance its practices of Corporate Social Responsibility. Industries have gained awareness of their responsibilities towards environmental...
conference paper 2010
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Crabbé, A. (author), Jacobs, R. (author), Van Hoof, V. (author), Bergmans, A. (author)
Our paper focuses on the results of a research project called Open Window on innovative material technologies for a sustainable Flemish production landscape’ (in short: ‘Open Window’). In this project, enterprises located in Flanders (Belgium) give testimony of their innovative products and processes. The aim of gathering evidence on material...
conference paper 2010
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Van Weenen, H. (author)
Renewable material resources, consist of complex systems and parts. Their sub-systems and sub-sub-systems, have unique, specific, general and common properties. The character of the use that is made of these resources, depends on the availability of knowledge, experience, methods, tools, machines and infrastructure. First and above all, however,...
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Barendse, P. (author), van Loon, P.P.J. (author), Reijnierse, B. (author)
Design engineers working in design and planning of urban and industrial areas are confronted more and more frequently with complex solution spaces, filled with hundreds of alternative combinations of possible sub-solutions supplied by a host of specialists. As a result of this, their quest for the optimum design tends increasingly to run aground...
conference paper 2010
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