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Vleugel, J.M. (author), Bal, Frans (author)
Climate change mitigation calls for a massive reduction in CO2-emissions from human sources. A primary human source is combustion of fossil fuels. Transport by road is one of the major and growing users of fossil fuels worldwide. Private cars with internal combustion engines dominate our roads. This paper discusses the feasibility of aligning...
conference paper 2018
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Bobbink, I. (author)
For the last five years, graduates within the master track of Landscape Architecture at TU Delft’s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment have been working on the theme of “Flowscapes”. In the graduation guide the theme is explained as follows: “Flowscapes, explores infrastructure as a type of landscape and landscape as a type of...
conference paper 2018
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Aydin, B.E. (author), Rutten, M.M. (author), Abraham, E. (author), Oude Essink, GHP (author), Delsman, Joost (author)
Surface water salinization in deltaic areas due to saline groundwater exfiltration is an important issue. Saline surface water will not be appropriate for drinking water production, agricultural and industrial use, and therefore, freshwater diverted from rivers is used for flushing the canals and ditches in coastal areas. The effects of climate...
conference paper 2017
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Clifford Holmes, J.K.V. (author), Pollard, S (author), Biggs, H (author), Chihambakwe, Kundai (author), Jonker, Willem (author), York, Theo (author), Andres Diaz, Fabio (author), Slinger, J (author)
In this paper, we report on a concerted modelling effort in the South African water resources sector in which system dynamics provides the paradigmatic framing for both a stakeholder engagement process and for developing an underpinning, integrative simulation model. We describe the design of the parallel modelling approach and examine the...
conference paper 2016
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van der Lugt, P. (author), Bongers, F (author), Vogtländer, J.G. (author)
In the global climate agreements made during COP 21 in Paris, the role of forests and wood products have gained more attention considering their important impact – both negative and positive – through deforestation, forest conservation, afforestation and increasing application of wood in durable (construction) products acting as carbon sink. A...
conference paper 2016
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Meng, M. (author), Dabrowski, M.M. (author)
Based on the framework of governance adapted from the work of Patsy Healey and drawing on the case of Guangzhou, which is regarded as the most vulnerable city in China to flooding and waterlogging, this paper adds to the literature on urban climate change adaptation. It does so by shedding light on the history of the city’s struggle against the...
conference paper 2016
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Matthes, S (author), Grewe, V. (author), Lee, D (author), Linke, F. (author), Shine, Keith (author), Stromatas, Stavros (author)
Trajectory optimisation is one option to reduce air traffic impact on environment. A multidimensional environmental assessment framework is needed to optimize impact on climate, local air quality and noise simultaneously. An interface between flight planning and environmental impact information can be established with environmental cost...
conference paper 2016
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Leonhardt, G. (author), Kuzniecow Bacchin, T. (author), Mair, M. (author), Zischg, J. (author), Ljung, S. (author), Rogers, B. (author), Goldkuhl, L. (author), Gustafsson, A. (author), Sitzenfrei, R. (author), Blecken, G. (author), Ashley, R. (author), Rauch, W. (author), van Timmeren, A. (author), Viklander, M. (author)
The city of Kiruna in Northern Sweden has become known for the need to relocate major parts of the city. Current and future mining activities in the world’s largest underground iron ore mine are the cause of land subsidence that requires relocation of substantial parts of the town including its water infrastructure. Figure 1 shows the area...
conference paper 2015
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Orcesi, A. (author), Chemineau, H. (author), Van Gelder, P.H.A.J.M. (author), Van Erp, H.R.N. (author), Lin, P.H. (author), Obel Nielsen, K. (author), Pedersen, C. (author)
conference paper 2015
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Lin, Y.T. (author)
Recognizing that climate risk is a real threat to the environment and society, spatial planning plays a key role in developing adaptation policy responses as well as in integrating the territorial or spatial impacts of governmental sectoral policies. Planning for adaptation through policy intervention will speed up the implementation of climate...
conference paper 2015
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Vleugel, J.M. (author), Bal, F. (author)
Transport vehicles contribute to the on going rise in emissions of CO2 worldwide and emit large amounts of NOx and PM10. The growing demand for container transport is only sustainable if transport becomes ‘greener’. There are innovations, which unite economic and environmental interests. One example it the ongoing increase in ship size, which...
conference paper 2015
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Meacham, B. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Chan, C. (author), Chan, E. (author), Laubscher, J. (author), Neng Kwei Sung, J. (author), Dodds, B. (author), Serra, J. (author), Tenorio, J.A. (author), Echeverria, J.B. (author), Sanches-Ostiz, A. (author)
This session brings together policy-makers, government officials, researchers and others to present perspectives on how innovation in building regulation and control, such as performancebased approaches, are currently being used to advance sustainability concepts in buildings, and where and how we might see further innovation in the coming years...
conference paper 2014
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Roders, M.J. (author), Straub, A. (author)
Housing managers are constantly confronted with the changing demands that their building stock has to comply with. One of the change agents is the changing climate, caused primarily by human induced greenhouse gases. Though, even if the emissions of all these gases could now be put to a hold, the process of climate change would not completely...
conference paper 2014
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Van der Lugt, P. (author), Vogtländer, J.G. (author), Alexander, J. (author), Bongers, F. (author), Stebbins, H. (author)
In a carbon footprint assessment, the greenhouse gas emissions during the life cycle of a material can be measured, and compared to alternative products in terms of kg CO2 equivalent. If applied correctly, wood acetylation opens up a range of new innovative applications in which high performance yet carbon intensive non-renewable materials such...
conference paper 2014
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Taleghani, M. (author), Tenpierik, M. (author), Dobbelsteen, A. (author)
In the light of energy reduction, transitional spaces are recognised as ways to receive natural light and fresh air. This paper analyses the effects of courtyard and atrium as two types of transitional spaces on heating demand and thermal comfort of a Dutch low-rise dwelling, at current and future climate in 2050. The inclusion of a courtyard...
conference paper 2013
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Clarkson, J.D. (author), Braun, K. (author), Desoto-Duncan, A. (author), Forsyth, G. (author), De Gijt, J.G. (author), Huber, N.P. (author), Miller, D. (author), Rigo, P. (author), Sullivan, D. (author)
A significant issue associated Flood Defence Systems (FDS) is the difficulty of predicting how these structures will behave when inevitably they have been loaded beyond their designed capacity by a flood. The flood can cause these structures to fail catastrophically with loss of life and substantial damage to property. For a limited incremental...
conference paper 2013
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Wang, L. (author), Van Gelder, P.H.A.J.M. (author), Vrijling, J.K. (author), Ranasinghe, R.W.M.R.J.B. (author), Maskey, S. (author)
To guarantee a safe flood defence in a changing environment, the adaptation to climate change needs to be considered in the design of river dikes. However, the large uncertainty in the projections of future climate leads to varied estimations of future flood probability. How to cope with the uncertainties in future flood probability under...
conference paper 2013
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Roders, M.J. (author), Straub, A. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Over the past years, research has clearly enunciated the necessity of adaptation to climate change in the built environment. Policy is being developed on national and municipal levels to have adaptations implemented. However, for the actual application of the measures, property owners are the actors that have to commission the construction...
conference paper 2013
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Chappin, E.J.L. (author), Van der Lei, T. (author)
Climate change is likely to affect our infrastructures and, consequently, the way society interacts with these infrastructures. For instance, higher average temperatures increase the need for electricity delivered through the grid in the summer due to augmented air-conditioning. As the scientific consensus is that climate change effects may be...
conference paper 2012
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Duong, T. (author), Ranasinghe, R. (author), Luijendijk, A. (author), Dastgheib, A. (author), Roelvink, D. (author)
Tidal inlets are of great societal importance as they are often associated with ports and harbours, industry, tourism, recreation and prime waterfront real estate. Their behaviour is governed by the delicate balance of oceanic processes (tides, waves and mean sea level), and fluvial/estuarine processes (riverflow and heat fluxes), all of which...
conference paper 2012
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