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Rezaei, J. (author), Papakonstantinou, Athanasios (author), Tavasszy, Lorant (author), Pesch, U. (author), Kana, A.A. (author)
This paper presents a multi-criteria decision-making approach for the selection of a sustainable product-package design, accounting for the different actors within a food supply chain. The study extends the focus of sustainable packaging design to the collective of all supply chain actors. Decision criteria are identified via a literature...
journal article 2019
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Blok, Rijk (author), Smits, J.E.P. (author), Gkaidatzis, R. (author), Teuffel, Patrick (author)
This paper deals with the design, production and monitoring of a bio-composite footbridge with a span of 14 m across the river Dommel in the city of Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The specific bio-composite material that was used for this research is a Natural Fibre Reinforced Bio-Polymer (NFRBP). The goal of the research is to prove that NFRBP can...
journal article 2019
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Vleugel, J.M. (author), Bal, Frans (author)
Tourism is a fast-growing key industry, which provides an economic rationale for governments to stim- ulate it. The more it grows, the higher the negative environmental effects and the more the use of space, resources, pollution and travel. Sustainable tourism aims to strike a balance between the environmental, economic and social effects of...
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Taelman, Sue Ellen (author), Tonini, Davide (author), Wandl, A. (author), Dewulf, Jo (author)
Waste management represents a challenge for public authorities due to many reasons such as increased waste generation following urban population growth, economic burdens imposed on the municipal budget, and nuisances inevitably caused to the environment and local inhabitants. To optimize the system from a sustainability perspective, moving the...
journal article 2018
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Konstantinou, T. (author), Dimitrijević, Branka (author)
The reconsideration of the existing building stock is motivated by society’s efforts towards sustainability and resilience. The building sector has a considerable role to play in doing so. The process of refurbishment is complex, since aspects such as design decisions, existing construction, energy efficiency, and user behaviour need to be...
book chapter 2018
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Farrow, Robert (author), Weller, Martin (author), Orr, Dominic (author)
conference paper 2018
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Tegeltija, Miroslava (author), Oehmen, Josef (author), Kozin, Igor (author), Kwakkel, J.H. (author)
Uncertainty assessment and management, as well as the associated decision making are increasingly important in a variety of scientific fields. While uncertainty analysis has a long tradition, meeting sustainable development goals through long-term Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) decision making demands addressing Deep Uncertainty (DU). DU...
journal article 2018
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Pangbourne, Kate (author), Stead, D. (author), Mladenovic, Milos (author), Milakis, D. (author)
This chapter provides a reflective critique of Mobility as a Service (MaaS), an emerging development seeking a role within the Smart Mobility paradigm. We assess a range of its future implications for urban policymakers in terms of governance and sustainability (i.e., social and environmental impacts). We begin by describing the origins of the...
book chapter 2018
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Zhu, P. (author)
Since the mid-20th century, the Chinese government in collaboration with various governmental petroleum authorities, first with the Ministry of Petroleum and later with state-owned companies, has transformed the built environment on multiple levels, creating interrelated infrastructures and production sites, installing refineries and...
conference paper 2018
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Brinksma, H. (author)
Homes are renovated a number of times during their lifespan. Although we can regard each of these renovations as new, it is more prudent to implement a future-proof solution to renovation. <br/><br/>The purpose of this study is to gain an insight into how future-proof renovation solutions are for homes built between 1975 and 1991 that are...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Andrade, Joana B. (author), Bragança, Luís (author)
Sustainability concerns are in all sectors’ agendas, and building industry is not an exception. Sustainable design should both, reduce the environmental impact caused by buildings throughout their life cycle and positively contribute to people’s well-being by addressing and being adaptable to their needs. There is the need for an early design...
conference paper 2017
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Pacheco, J. (author), de Brito, J. (author), Chastre, C. (author), Evangelista, L. (author)
This paper investigates whether the model uncertainty of reinforced recycled aggregate concrete (RAC) beams subjected to bending differs from that of reinforced natural aggregate concrete (NAC) beams. An introductory remark concerning the importance of the codification of RAC structural design is made and notions concerning model uncertainties...
conference paper 2017
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Maragakis, A. (author)
There is a growing public expectation that universities should start focusing on delivering sustainability. The topic of sustainability in higher education has gathered a significant amount of interest from students, academics, governments and international organizations.<br/><br/>With a plethora of declarations, initiatives, marketing and...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Agbo, Aaron Agbenyegah (author), Li, Wenfeng (author), Atombo, Charles (author), Lodewijks, G. (author), Zheng, Lanbo (author)
The current weaknesses of the conventional intermodal freight transportation system have led to the development of the synchromodal freight transportation concept introduced and piloted in the Netherlands. The innovative concept has the advantage of adding flexibility, cost reduction, and sustainability among other things, into the freight...
journal article 2017
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Kermisch, C.F.N. (author), Taebi, B. (author)
In this paper we suggest considering sustainability as a moral framework based on social justice, which can be used to evaluate technological choices. In order to make sustainability applicable to discussions of nuclear energy production and waste management, we focus on three key ethical questions, namely: (i) what should be sustained; (ii) why...
journal article 2017
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Pesch, U. (author), Vernay, A.L. (author), van Bueren, E.M. (author), Pandis Iveroth, S (author)
In many sustainable urban innovation projects, the efforts, endurance and enthusiasm of individuals at key positions are considered a crucial factor for success. This article studies the role of individual agency in sociotechnical niches by using Kingdon’s agenda-setting model. Although strategic niche management is commonly used to study...
journal article 2017
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Yamu, Claudia (author), van Nes, A. (author)
The United Nations Paris agreement of 2015 highlighted the need for urban planning to prevent and contain urban sprawl so as to reduce trip lengths through an efficient distribution of agglomerations and a well-balanced urban pattern distribution, all while considering travel behavior and accessibility to green areas, services, and facilities on...
journal article 2017
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Da Costa Junior, J. (author), Rodrigues Santos, A.L. (author), Diehl, J.C. (author)
Faced with large-scale wicked problems that include global warming, resource depletion, poverty and humanitarian emergencies, society needs new and more appropriate reasoning models. In particular, these problems pose unfamiliar challenges in contexts with poor financial and infrastructural resources. Systems-oriented design (SOD) is widely...
journal article 2017
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Kamerling, M.W. (author)
This thesis analysis the structural design of cilindrical Fusee Ceramique roofs and the effect of the ceramique infill elements for the time dependent deformations, stiffness and load bearing capacity, including second order. To save the few remaining buildings for the coming generations the possibilities to strengthen and stiffen these...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Bocken, N.M.P. (author), de Pauw, I.C. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author), van der Grinten, B. (author)
The transition within business from a linear to a circular economy brings with it a range of practical challenges for companies. The following question is addressed: What are the product design and business model strategies for<br/>companies that want to move to a circular economy model? This paper develops a framework of strategies to guide...
journal article 2016
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