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Leal Filho, W. (author), Echevarria Icaza, L. (author), Neht, A. (author), Klavins, M. (author), Morgan, E.A. (author)
The urban heat island (UHI) is a phenomenon whereby temperature levels in urban areas are higher than in surrounding rural settings. Urban heat islands are a matter of increasing concern, since they can affect communities by exacerbating air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions (due to the greater use of air conditioning) and the occurrence of...
journal article 2018
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Wen, Y. (author)
Organic pollution of rivers by wastewater discharge from human activities negatively impacts people and ecosystems. Without treatment, pollution control relies on a combination of natural degradation and dilution by natural runoff to reduce downstream effects. To implement integrated water management for organic river quality at global scale, a...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Khadra, W.M. (author)
Coastal aquifer management has recently emerged as a main scope in groundwater hydrology, especially in arid and semi-arid zones. About two thirds of the human population are currently gathered close to shorelines relying on coastal groundwater resources. Worldwide, these systems are subject to quality deterioration due to a multitude of...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Veerbeek, W. (author)
The unprecedented growth of cities has a significant impact on future flood risk that might exceed the impacts of climate change in many metropolitan areas across the world. Although the effects of urbanisation on flood risk are well understood, assessments that include spatially explicit future growth projections are limited. This comparative...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Voulis, N. (author), Warnier, Martijn (author), Brazier, F.M. (author)
Urban areas consist of a mix of households and services, such as offices, shops and schools. Yet most urban energy models only consider household load profiles, omitting the service sector. Realistic assessment of the potential for renewable resource integration in cities requires models that include detailed demand and generation profiles....
journal article 2017
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Koirala, B.P. (author)
Energy systems across the globe are going through a radical transformation as a result of technological and institutional changes, depletion of fossil fuel resources, and climate change issues. Accordingly, local energy initiatives are emerging and increasing number of the business models are focusing on the end-users. In this context,...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Tummers, L.C. (author)
Following the UN world summits on Climate Change (Paris 2015) and Habitat (Quito 2016), most European cities assume an active role to implement internationally agreed goals related to climate change, translated in the so-called New Urban Agenda. At the same time, the urban housing market is increasingly inaccessible for low- and middle-income...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Özdemir, E. (author), Tasan-Kok, M.T. (author)
Citizen disagreement on urban policies and planning decisions is both ubiquitous and fundamental to democracy. Post-political debates debunk the ‘consensus approach’, which is grounded in Habermasian communication theory, for circumventing disagreement. This article presents a counter argument. Our analysis of the highly institutionalised and...
journal article 2017
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Raven, Rob (author), Sengers, Frans (author), Spaeth, Philipp (author), Xie, Linjun (author), Cheshmehzangi, Ali (author), de Jong, W.M. (author)

Currently little is known about how institutional arrangements co-evolve with urban experimentation. This paper mobilizes neo-institutional literature and recent urban experimentation literature as a framework to explore how and why institutional arrangements differ across urban contexts. Empirically the paper focusses on smart city...

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Ordonhas Viseu Cardoso, R. (author), Meijers, E.J. (author)

This paper discusses whether the areas where metropolitan integration can be beneficial for cities in general corresponds to the typical areas of disadvantage of many second-tier cities in Europe, and explores the implications of that convergence. Metropolitan integration entails functional, institutional and symbolic dimensions, whose...

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Falco, E. (author), Malavolta, Ivano (author), Radzimski, Adam (author), Ruberto, Stefano (author), Iovino, Ludovico (author), Gallo, Francesco (author)
Ever since the earthquake of April 6, 2009 hit the city of L’Aquila, Italy, the city has been facing major challenges in terms of social, physical, and economic reconstruction. The system of public urban mobility, the bus network, is no exception with its old bus fleet, non-user-friendly information, and poor scheduling. This paper argues that...
journal article 2017
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Özdemir, E. (author), Eraydin, Ayda (author)

Urban plans and projects that aim to initiate the redevelopment and gentrification of urban areas create social and ecological pressures on urban environments and thereby stimulate urban movements. These movements have a lifespan, which evolves in interaction with planning authorities under local or central governments and may be marked by...

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Rusca, Maria (author), Boakye-Ansah, Akosua Sarpong (author), Loftus, Alex (author), Ferrero, Giuliana (author), van der Zaag, P. (author)

Urban political ecology attempts to unravel and politicize the socio-ecological processes that produce uneven waterscapes. At the core of this analysis are the choreographies of power that influence how much water flows through urban infrastructure as well as where it flows, thereby shaping conditions and quality of access in cities. If these...

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Biljecki, F. (author), Ledoux, H. (author), Stoter, J.E. (author)
Elevation datasets (e.g. point clouds) are an essential but often unavailable ingredient for the construction of 3D city models. We investigate in this paper to what extent can 3D city models be generated solely from 2D data without elevation measurements. We show that it is possible to predict the height of buildings from 2D data (their...
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Soutsos, Marios (author)
There have been considerable developments in Merseyside and generally in the North West of England over the last fifteen years with regards to the commercialisation of recycled demolition aggregate. Merseyside, and more specifically Liverpool is an urban region that has undergone regeneration in the last fifteen years. This required the...
conference paper 2017
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Heinrich, Matthias A. (author)
According to estimates of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, the German building stock contains around 10.5 billion tonnes of mineral building materials, around 220 million tonnes of timber products and around 100 million tonnes of metals. Due to continuous building activities, especially renovation and retrofit measures, it is...
conference paper 2017
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Alexanian, S. (author), Hubert, F. (author), Buyle-Bodin, F. (author), Blanpain, O. (author)
The recycled concrete aggregates (RCA) produced by the demolition of old buildings seem to be an option in order to construct new buildings and to preserve the environment by the reusing of inert materials, reducing the resort to the natural materials and the disposal in landfills. Numerous countries are multiplying studies concerning this...
conference paper 2017
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Keijzer, Elisabeth (author), Verstraeten-Jochemsen, Jacco (author), Yu, Vigil (author), van Leeuwen, Sanne (author), Visschedijk, Antoon (author), de Vos-Effting, Suzanne (author)
Although the need for a more circular economy is supported by diverse people in both politics as well as in the scientific community, implementation of circular principles in reality is rarely occurring. This study shows how quantitative models can help to develop new policies for enhancing circularity in the construction sector. By means of a...
conference paper 2017
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Romnée, A. (author), Billiet, L. (author), Mahieu, O. (author), Vrijders, J. (author)
Since a few years, the construction sector is focusing on minimizing resources exploitation and waste arising on construction sites. The European Commission has highlighted prevention and reuse as key actions for waste management. The Brussels Capital-Region is a densely built region, generating more than 600 000 tons of C&D waste each year....
conference paper 2017
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Ordonhas Viseu Cardoso, R. (author)
This paper compares the emergence of urban regions around European second-tier cities based on population data between 1890 and 2011. It asks whether a characteristic trajectory of formation exists for those urban regions distinguishing them from the centrifugal growth typical of the early expansion stages of larger cities. The results are...
journal article 2017
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