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Clarke, N.J. (author), Kuipers, M.C. (author), Roos, J. (author)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the conceptualisation of the Smart Sustainable City (SSC) with new concepts of resilience thinking in relation to urgent societal challenges facing the built environment. The paper aims to identify novel methodologies for smart reuse of heritage sites with a pluralist past as integral to...
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Kraan, Oscar (author), Kramer, Gert Jan (author), Nikolic, I. (author), Chappin, E.J.L. (author), Koning, Vinzenz (author)
Full decarbonisation of the electricity system is one of the key elements to limit global warming. As this transition takes place, the electricity system must maintain system adequacy and remain affordable to consumers. In liberalised electricity markets investors are seen as key actors driving this transition. Due to the intermittent...
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Onencan, A.M. (author), Enserink, B. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
Kenya Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB) Impact Report indicates a stagnation in water coverage at 55 percent, for the last three years, contrary to the 2015 target of 80 percent. One main reason for the stagnation is weak cross-county cooperation between hydrologically interdependent governments. WASREB has little guidance on what...
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Rieck, Frank (author), Machielse, Kees (author), van Duin, J.H.R. (author)
Will automotive be the future of mobility or will the motorcar era come to an end in the 21st century? Today, auto-mobility is still growing, but in the future, this will depend on its ability to adapt to the needs of modern society. Disruptive technologies like electrification, automation, and connectivity can make automotive more sustainable...
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Liu, X. (author), Schraven, D.F.J. (author), de Bruijne, M.L.C. (author), de Jong, Martin (author), Hertogh, M.J.C.M. (author)
Sustainable development and Circular Economy (CE) have drawn massive attention worldwide. Construction practices consume large amounts of materials, resources and energy. Sustainability and CE could play a big role in reduction efforts. However, the potential influence of both concepts on the planning and construction of large infrastructures...
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Xie, Yifei (author), Danaf, Mazen (author), Azevedo, Carlos Lima (author), Akkinepally, Arun Prakash (author), Atasoy, B. (author), Jeong, Kyungsoo (author), Seshadri, Ravi (author), Ben-Akiva, Moshe E. (author)
This paper presents a systematic way of understanding and modeling traveler behavior in response to on-demand mobility services. We explicitly consider the sequential and yet inter-connected decision-making stages specific to on-demand service usage. The framework includes a hybrid choice model for service subscription, and three logit mixture...
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Hopff, Birgit (author), Nijhuis, S. (author), Verhoef, Leendert (author)
To what extent can transformation and development processes on a university or other campus fit in with the principles of circularity? This paper builds a bridge between the more theoretical approach of the circular economy and daily practice in campus development, using semi-structured in-depth interviews with a broad range of stakeholders in...
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de Vries, G. (author), Rietkerk, M. (author), Kooger, R. (author)
In order to reach climate goals, policymakers stimulate homeowners to invest in sustainable measures in and around their house. Unfortunately, however, the number of green home measures lacks behind. This article introduces perceived hassle as an important reason for this shortfall. It is claimed that homeowners perceive hassle during different...
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van Breugel, K. (author)
The world’s infrastructure is vital for providing accommodation and mobility for people. Although it is obvious that the construction industry has been crucial for realizing building and civil infrastructures, it is also clear that building activities have a big impact on the environment. Still growing and developing societies and economies...
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Qasemipour, Ehsan (author), Abbasi, A. (author)
Cropping pattern plays an important role in providing food and agricultural water resources sustainability, especially in arid regions in which the concomitant socioeconomic dangers of water shortage would be inevitable. In this research, six indices are applied to classify 37 cultivated crops according to Central Product Classification (CPC)....
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Türkeli, Serdar (author), Schophuizen, M.J.F. (author)
In this article, we highlight the pressing need for integrating the windows of opportunities that digital transformation of education opens up with circular economy education to accelerate the achievements of sustainability outcomes. Circular economy transition, as a multi-scalar process, relates to several contexts, e.g., product, firm,...
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Wu, H. (author), Qian, K. (author), Straub, A. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
The growing environmental problems, the rapid urbanization, and the disappearance of the demographic dividend in China has brought unprecedented opportunities to the development of prefabricated housing (PH). However, many barriers are hindering the promotion of PH, for instance, cost, lack of regulations, and the shortage of knowledge, among...
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Ersoy, A. (author)
The concept of smart city has been discussed widely in the academia and policy terms, mainly referring to the ways in which cities can be managed more efficiently. Nevertheless, the real implications of smart technologies in urban practice often remain unexplored. Today, especially, not much is known about the challenges of smart city...
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Hofman-Caris, Roberta (author), Bertelkamp, C. (author), de Waal, Luuk (author), van den Brand, Tessa (author), Hofman, Jan (author), van der Aa, René (author), van der Hoek, J.P. (author)
An increasing number of people want to reduce their environmental footprint by using harvested rainwater as a source for drinking water. Moreover, implementing rainwater harvesting (RWH) enables protection against damage caused by increasing precipitation frequency and intensity, which is predicted for Western Europe. In this study,...
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Qasemipour, Ehsan (author), Abbasi, A. (author)
Water challenges-especially in developing countries-are set to be strained by population explosion, growing technology, climate change and a shift in consumption pattern toward more water-intensive products. In these situations, water transfer in virtual form can play an important role in alleviating the pressure exerted on the limited water...
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van Geenhuizen, M.S. (author)
Urban living labs is a practical methodology in improving sustainability in cities by facilitating collaborative learning and innovation in a real-life environment, thereby mainly responding to the needs of users (citizens). The paper aims to filter a list of key learnings on urban living labs through the lens of Responsible Research and...
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Wiercx, Max (author), van Kalmthout, Martijn (author), Wiegmans, B. (author)
In order to encourage a substantial shift from highly polluting freight transport by road to more sustainable Inland WaterWay (IWW) transport, one of the possible options is to optimize handling activities at Inland Waterway Terminals (IWTs). Therefore, this research focused on efficiencies of IWTs and possible improvements by analyzing the...
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Wang, Z. (author), Pashaei Kamali, F. (author), Osseweijer, P. (author), Posada Duque, J.A. (author)
Derived from renewable feedstocks, aviation biofuel is generally perceived as inherently sustainable. However, its production involves a wide range of sectors and interacts with different actors in society. It is therefore important to understand and evaluate not only the environmental impacts of that process, but also its socioeconomic...
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Amenta, L. (author), van Timmeren, A. (author)
Wastescapes are the result of unsustainable linear growth processes and their spatial consequences within the context of urban metabolic flows and related infrastructure. They represent the operational infrastructure for waste management and include Drosscapes, generating complex relations with the servicing and surrounding territory. In...
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van der Hoek, J.P. (author), Duijff, R. (author), Reinstra, Otto (author)
Due to increased food production, the demand for nitrogen and phosphorus as fertilizers grows. Nitrogen-based fertilizers are produced with the Haber-Bosch process through the industrial fixation of N2 into ammonia. Through wastewater treatment, the nitrogen is finally released back to the atmosphere as N2 gas. This nitrogen cycle is...
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