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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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
companies that want to move to a circular economy model? This paper develops a framework of strategies to guide...
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Schifferstein, Hendrik N.J. (author)
Even though designers are specifically trained to create and build new products, their contribution to innovation in the food industry is relatively small. The industry seems unfamiliar with the ways in which designers operate and may be unaware of the added value they may provide. Therefore, this article identifies the potential roles that...
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Visser, M.C. (author), Gattol, V. (author), Van der Helm, R. (author)
Traditionally, marketing of sustainable products addresses green buyers, thus missing out on the mainstream consumers and volume necessary to cover the potentially higher cost of more sustainable materials. However, how to effectively communicate more sustainable products to mainstream consumers and to increase their buying intention is still...
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Lopes Gil, J.A. (author), Read, S.A. (author)
The sustainable mobility vision for city-regions proposes a more integrated and ‘seamless’ multi-modal public transport system around quality neighborhoods, shifting mobility to soft transportation modes and to public transport at various scales. Existing models of sustainable urban form address this challenge focusing on the location, density...
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Chappin, E.J.L. (author), Ligtvoet, A. (author)
Sustainability policy in the early 2000s is based on and therefore influenced by scientific literature on ‘transition’. The importance of this link has inspired the authors to explore the structure of cooperating authors and citation networks in the field. In order to understand ‘transition’ literature, we compare it with an alternative term for...
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Keyson, D.V. (author), Al Mahmud, A. (author), De Hoogh, M. (author), Luxen, R. (author)
In this paper we describe the design of a home energy and comfort management system. The system has three components such as a smart plug with a wireless module, a residential gateway and a mobile app. The combined system is called a home energy management and comfort toolkit. The design is inspired with the fact that making energy visible and...
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Van Leeuwen, C.J. (author), Frijns, J. (author), Van Wezel, A. (author), Van de Ven, F.H.M. (author)
Climate change, population growth and increased consumption, coupled with urbanization, are all placing increased pressure on water management. This global challenge can often best be addressed at the local level, e.g. in cities by optimizing the role of civil society. Although there are approaches for assessing the sustainability of countries...
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Del Frate, L. (author)
Failure is a central notion both in ethics of engineering and in engineering practice. Engineers devote considerable resources to assure their products will not fail and considerable progress has been made in the development of tools and methods for understanding and avoiding failure. Engineering ethics, on the other hand, is concerned with the...
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Verduyn, M. (author), Geerlings, J.J.C. (author), Van Mossel, G. (author), Vijayakumari, S. (author)
Two experimental modes of operation, a sequence of batch and a continuous one, have demonstrated the technical feasibility of Shell’s proposed slurry-based direct flue gas mineralization concept on the basis of activated serpentine. The base case mineralization concept can be simplified yielding a variety of product forms and significantly...
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Cardon, L. (author), Lin, J.W. (author), De Groote, M. (author), Ragaert, K. (author), Kopecka, J.A. (author), Koster, R.P. (author)
This work concerns studies related to strategic development of products in which bio-based plastics are or will be applied, referred to as bio-based products. The studies cover (1) current and potential benefits of bio-based products in extended value chains including activities after end-of-life of products, (2) value communication between...
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