Special Issue "Resource Management in Urban Districts – a Contribution to Sustainable Urban Development"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 June 2022) | Viewed by 18038
Interests: modeling and project planning under uncertainty, scheduling, operations research, decision support; technoeconomic and ecological analysis and optimization of urban and industrial systems; building and deconstruction modeling; building information modeling (BIM); urban mining; resource management; resource efficiency; circular economy; greenhouse gas quantification; sustainable district management; selective deconstruction and disassembly optimization
Interests: implementation of sustainable development principles within the construction and property (real estate) industries; further development and application of methods and tools to support life cycle analyses (LCA/LCC); design/conceptualization of information flows along the construction value chain; integration of sustainability aspects into the methods and tools of the property industry (notably portfolio management and analyses, risk analyses and valuation)
We cordially invite you to submit your recent research to the Special Issue “Resource Management in Urban Districts—a Contribution to Sustainable Urban Development” in the Sustainability journal by MDPI.
The built environment is responsible for large shares of energy, water and material consumption, land use, greenhouse gas, and other emissions and waste. New ideas, concepts and research are needed to foster a truly sustainable development.
This Special Issue focuses on the efficient and effective management of resources in the built environment to encourage a more sustainable development of urban districts. Here, resources include energy, water, soil, area and land use, urban green, and materials. Original research on resource management in the built environment, on the sharing economy, on urban development, on quantification, monitoring and optimization of resource usage and its impacts, on disruptive technologies, on new management and business models, and related topics are welcomed. Additionally, the monitoring of air, water, emissions, dust, noise, debris, and waste and the assessment of improvement measures are part of sustainably managed urban resources.
This Special Issue aims at bringing together natural science, social science, engineering, and management approaches to increase the impact of research onto resource usage, management, and investment decision making toward a more sustainable urban development.
We would like to invite contributions regarding the following three major aspects:
(1) The basics of urban material flow analyses and resource management;
(2) Resource assessment;
(3) Strategies and recommendations for action
Dr. Rebekka Volk
Prof. Dr. Thomas Luetzkendorf
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- resource monitoring
- resource management
- urban development
- circular economy
- ecosystem services
- decision making
- sustainability, district level