The rapid rate of urbanization, climate change, and human growth is having a significant influence on our cities and human settlements, infrastructure, and daily services. On the other hand, our cities and communities have an impact on climate change because current urban development does not necessarily seek to be sustainable, but rather to provide a quick solution.
Adapting our cities to global concerns such as global warming and disasters is a component of Agenda2030, and more specifically, SDG 11.
SDG 11 aims to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
We have a lot of scholarly content available that promotes Sustainable Development Goal 11 and on today’s blog, we want to share a few examples.
Sustainable urban planning, housing, and development
The Liverpool University Press Planning and Development is a leading urban and regional planning journal, which provides an interdisciplinary platform for the critical study of development-related practices, planning, and policy in the global South.
Many of the papers in this collection are about sustainable urban and spatial planning, urbanization, sustainable infrastructure, governance, housing, and other topics. Search and sort the collection’s articles by keyword of interest and join the discourse about the SDGs.
- How development corridors interact with the Sustainable Development Goals in East Africa
- The planned ‘city-region’ in the New Urban Agenda: an appropriate framing for urban food security?
- Can self-build housing improve social sustainability within low-income groups?
- The power of infrastructure that shapes spatial strategy: who is left behind?
- Neighbourhood planning and the production of spatial knowledge
Covid-19 has also had a significant impact on our cities and communities, as well as planning and infrastructure, and Liverpool University Press has dedicated a topical collection on Town Planning Review: COVID-19 Viewpoint Series to this topic
- Towards a stronger quality-of-place agenda in the ‘new normal’
- Putting the COVID-19 pandemic into perspective: urban planning scholars react to a changed world
The Journal of Green Building presents the very best peer-reviewed research in green building design, construction, engineering, technological innovation, building information modeling, community planning, and landscape architecture, making a very important contribution to the scholarly community on topics covered by SDG11.
- What is Affordable Green Housing? Analysis of a Competition
- Comparison of Green Home Energy Performance between Simulation and Observation: A Case of Virginia, United States
- Towards a Fourth Ecology: Social and Environmental Sustainability with Architecture and Urban Design
- Off-Grid Tiny House Smart Residential Energy Management System
- Designing for Environmental and Infrastructure Sustainability: Ontario Case Studies for Retrofits and New Developments
Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization
De Gruyter Materials Science: Energy features cutting-edge research on Energy from De Gruyter Publisher’s Materials Science program, where topics like energy efficiency meet with infrastructure sustainability, efficient building and materials, and general sustainability challenges.
- The Trouble with Sustainability: Perspective of Ecology
- Effect of Compression Ratio on Energy and Emission Performance of Diesel Engine Fueled With Karanja Biodiesel
- The Role of Human Factors Considerations and Safety Culture in the Safety of Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)
- Building Energy Savings with a Green Roof
SDG 11 seeks to rethink and plan cities and other human settlements in such a way that they provide opportunities for all, including access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation, and green public spaces, while minimizing resource usage and environmental impact.
Many of our SDG subjects are covered by Amsterdam University Press Books, and SDG11 is no exception, with dozens of book titles on issues such as sustainable city development, urban planning, and efficient services and infrastructure systems.
- Cycling Pathways : The Politics and Governance of Dutch Cycling Infrastructure, 1920-2020
- Beijing Garbage : A City Besieged by Waste
- Highways and Hierarchies : Ethnographies of Mobility from the Himalaya to the Indian Ocean
- Seeing the City : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Study of the Urban
- Colonizing, Decolonizing, and Globalizing Kolkata : From a Colonial to a Post-Marxist City
Amsterdam University Press Books is a renowned Humanities and Social Sciences scholarly publisher that stands for scholarly excellence, global presence, and involvement with the international academic community.
Active Travel Studies is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes authoritative research on walking, cycling, and other kinds of active travel, content that is relevant and timely in the context of a climate emergency, widespread health problems related to inactivity, and poor air quality produced in large part by fossil-fuel transportation.
- Stuck With the Car and All its Harms? A Public Health Approach to the Political Economy of the Status Quo
- What Drives Us to Walk: Understanding Components and Processes of Behaviour Change Towards Active Mobility
- Active Travel’s Contribution to Climate Change Mitigation: Research Summary and Outlook
- Bicycle highways as a ‘liquid’ policy concept
UCL and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
UCL is taking the lead in responding to the problems outlined in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through world-class research and teaching, as well as the way it works as an institution.
As for every other SDG, the UCL published research in support of UN Sustainable Development Goal 11 is curated on a dedicated collection on ScienceOpen, aiming to promote research on making cities and human settlements more inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
- A spatial model of cognitive distance in cities
- Retracing Realistic Disaster Scenarios from Archival Sources: A Key Tool for Disaster Risk Reduction
- Integration of environmental metabolomics and physiological approach for evaluation of saline pollution to rice plant
- The winter urban heat island: Impacts on cold-related mortality in a highly urbanized European region for present and future climate
- Embodied energy use of China’s megacities: A comparative study of Beijing and Shanghai
Emerald Global Challenges
Emerald: Responsible Management’s collection features curated research from Emerald’s best research supporting among others, SDG 11.
Emerald Publishing has carefully handpicked four themed study collections on ScienceOpen, each associated with a core objective supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
- Expo 2020 and sustainability: luxury hotel properties challenges and future outlook
- Alternative food networks: sustainable business models for anti-consumption food cultures
- Future direction of sustainable development in private hospitals: general similarities and specific differences
- The presence of citizen science in sustainability reporting
Other highlighted book titles:
- Automobiles and the Future : Competition, Cooperation, and Change – Michigan Publishing
- Civic Engagement in the Wake of Katrina – Michigan Publishing
- What’s happening in cyber space? : An interdisciplinary approach – Peter Lang Books
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