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Ortigara, Angela Renata Cordeiro (author), Kay, Melvyn (author), Uhlenbrook, S. (author)
In 2015, UN Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6): "Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all". Commonly known as the 'water goal', SDG 6 went well beyond the limited focus on water supply and sanitation in the Millennium...
journal article 2018
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Souza, Glaucia Mendes (author), Ballester, Maria Victoria R. (author), de Brito Cruz, Carlos Henrique (author), Chum, Helena (author), Dale, Bruce (author), Dale, Virginia H. (author), Fernandes, Erick C.M. (author), Foust, Tom (author), Karp, Angela (author), Lynd, Lee (author), Osseweijer, P. (author), van der Wielen, L.A.M. (author), More Authors (author)
Bioenergy has been under intense scrutiny over the last ten years with significant research efforts in many countries taking place to define and measure sustainable practices. We describe here the main challenges and policy issues and provide policy recommendations for scaling up sustainable bioenergy approaches globally. The 2016 Intended...
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Kline, Keith L. (author), Msangi, Siwa (author), Dale, Virginia H. (author), Woods, Jeremy (author), Souza, Glaucia m. (author), Osseweijer, P. (author), Clancy, Joy S. (author), Hilbert, Jorge A. (author), Johnson, Francis X. (author), Mcdonnell, Patrick C. (author), Mugera, Harriet K. (author)
Understanding the complex interactions among food security, bioenergy sustainability, and resource management requires a focus on specific contextual problems and opportunities. The United Nations' 2030 Sustainable Development Goals place a high priority on food and energy security; bioenergy plays an important role in achieving both goals....
journal article 2017
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Smits, M.W.M. (author)
Changing climate conditions and depleting resources are becoming more important on the global agenda, the paradigm shifting to understand which means (resources) are necessary to generate future well-being. Unfortunately, the formal built environment remains the most polluting global industry and due to its conservative character seems...
journal article 2017
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Geißdörfer, M. (author), Savaget, Paulo (author), Bocken, N.M.P. (author), Hultink, H.J. (author)
While the terms Circular Economy and sustainability are increasingly gaining traction with academia, industry, and policymakers, the similarities and differences between both concepts remain ambiguous. The relationship between the concepts is not made explicit in literature, which is blurring their conceptual contours and constrains the...
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van den Hoven, M.J. (author)
In the twenty-first century, the urgent problems the world is facing (the UN Sustainable Development Goals) are increasingly related to vast and intricate ‘systems of systems’, which comprise both socio-technical and eco-systems. In order for engineers to adequately and responsibly respond to these problems, they cannot focus on only one...
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Maragakis, A. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author), Maragakis, Alexandros (author)
Higher education institutions play an important role in sustainability, in their own management and operation, in research and education, and in the undergraduate and graduate degrees they deliver. Often ignored, economic sustainability and future perspectives of students are important indicators too. The research presented in this paper...
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Wandl, A. (author), Rooij, R.M. (author), Rocco de Campos Pereira, R.C. (author)
To improve the ecosystem service provided by open spaces in dispersed urban areas is a key challenge for sustainable spatial development in Europe. The typology presented in this article illustrates the different potentials that open spaces in territories-in-between have across 10 cases in Europe. Unlike other typologies, neither function nor...
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Wennersten, Ronald (author), Sun, Q (author), de Jong, W.M. (author)
Great efforts have been made in China to reduce coal consumption over the last decade. However, the energy transition to more sustainable energy systems will be gradual and take a longer time than expected. This paper discusses how sustainable development of energy systems on the local level can be gradually achieved. A challenge will be to...
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Maragakis, A. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author), Maragakis, A. (author)
As students continue to review the sustainability of higher education institutions, there is a growing need to understand the economic returns of degrees as a function of a sustainable institution. This paper reviews a range of international research to summarize the economic drivers of higher education attainment. Although the cost inputs to...
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Venhoeven, T (author), Cavallo, R. (author), de Waaijer, D.A. (author)
Expert Meeting Program Network City the way ahead
other 2015
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Chen, Y. (author)
Mega-event strategies and their impact on the development of host cities have drawn increasing interest as they have become part of wider city development strategies. However, many city leaders are challenged by a gigantic and complex task after the events: how to deal with the post-use of large event venues and facilities? How to use the events...
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Maragakis, A. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
There is a noticeable increase in interest with regards to sustainability in higher education. As institutions investigate, implement and market sustainability efforts, there is a myriad of sustainability assessment methodologies currently available. Although these assessment systems were created with the intention of helping sustainability in...
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Read, S.A. (author), Qu, L. (author), Sepulveda, D. (author)
conference paper 2014
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Hedlund-de Witt, A. (author)
The concept of sustainable development does not articulate what needs to be sustained, developed, or how, and is consequently intersubjective and intercultural. I therefore argue that it is essential to consider different worldviews when discussing sustainable development, and I offer broad, provisional suggestions as to how we can begin doing...
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Geldermans, R.J. (author)
Multiple system-based concepts exist to analyse and manage urban throughput of resource flows, examples are Urban Metabolism, Industrial Ecology and Energy Potential Mapping. Common threads in these propositions are fundamental principles valid in nature, notably homeostasis and thermodynamics. Those and likeminded concepts are valuable links in...
conference paper 2014
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Jensen, PA (author), van der Voordt, Theo (author), Coenen, C (author), Sarasoja, AL (author)
Purpose: To summarize recent research findings and reflections on The Added Value of Facilities Management and to outline perspectives for future research and development of the added value of FM.
Methodology - The article is based on reflections on contributions to the recently published book “The Added Value of Facilities Management” and...
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Den Heijer, A.C. (author)
RELEVANCE: The value of any intervention in the built environment is most relevant for the stakeholders that are investing in it. For them all costs need to be balanced with benefits - not necessarily directly financial, but adding value to the performance of the accommodated organization. Business cases contain performance criteria like...
journal article 2013
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Maragakis, A. (author), Van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
The progress of sustainability within higher education has steadily increased in focus over the last decade and has increasingly become a topic of academic research. With various scholars, journals and conferences exclusively dealing with the subject, a wealth of literature has been produced on best practices, suggestions, and assessments...
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Broersma, S. (author), Fremouw, M.A. (author), Van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
It is difficult to fully satisfy the energy demand of today’s society with renewables. Nevertheless, most of the energy we use is lost as non-functional waste energy, whereas a large part of the built environment’s energy demand is only for low-quality energy, so the initial demand for primary, high-quality energy can be reduced by more...
journal article 2013
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