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The Hestia fossil fuel CO2 emissions data product for the Los Angeles megacity (Hestia-LA)

Kevin R. Gurney, Risa Patarasuk, Jianming Liang, Yang Song, Darragh O'Keeffe, Preeti Rao, James R. Whetstone, Riley M. Duren, Annmarie Eldering, Charles Miller
2019 Earth System Science Data  
</strong> High-resolution bottom-up estimation provides a detailed guide for city greenhouse gas mitigation options, offering details that can increase the economic efficiency of emissions reduction options  ...  Here, we report on the latest urban area for which a Hestia estimate has been completed – the Los Angeles megacity, encompassing five counties: Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San  ...  We thank Lan Nguyan from the City of Los Angeles, Andy Alexis from the California Air Resources Board, and Cheol-Ho Lee at the Southern California Association of Governments for guidance on data use.  ... 
doi:10.5194/essd-11-1309-2019 fatcat:vlibchhi2va6zndawfmlrnwcr4

Flood risk and adaptation in Indian coastal cities: recent scenarios

Ravinder Dhiman, Renjith VishnuRadhan, T. I. Eldho, Arun Inamdar
2018 Applied Water Science  
in India.  ...  Indian coastal cities are no exception, and it is high time to delineate these hazard-prone regions and implement proper mitigation and adaptation strategies at city scale.  ...  Rohit Jigyasu, President, ICOMOS India, and members of National Scientific Committee, Risk Preparedness, ICOMOS India, for inputs.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13201-018-0881-9 fatcat:gs6hrk6vhzatbnnfkam34dtipi

Key index framework for quantitative sustainability assessment of energy infrastructures in a smart city: An example of Western Sydney

Jiajia Yang, Hangyue Liu, Yuxuan Wang, Zihang Qiu, Zhaoyang Dong, Tadashi Suzuki, Toshihide Noguchi, Masaharu Watabe
2020 Energy Conversion and Economics  
In addition, a quantitative analysis method is developed for assessing the sustainability of energy infrastructures in a smart city, which indicates how the long-term sustainability of the energy infrastructure  ...  The proposed methodology can serve as a supporting tool for decision-making on new infrastructure investment and policymaking toward sustainable development.  ...  This work is also supported in part by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Digital Grid Futures Institute, UNSW, Sydney, through the Cross Disciplinary Fund Scheme.  ... 
doi:10.1049/enc2.12017 fatcat:vzkor4axxvekrfcs3ejpkm7ulq

Urbanity and Urbanization: An Interdisciplinary Review Combining Cultural and Physical Approaches

Christoph Schneider, Bianca Achilles, Hendrik Merbitz
2014 Land  
A newly constituted assessment of urbanization and city quarter development is proposed; the assessment focuses on the conjoint analysis of mobility, "Energiewende" (energy transition), cultural drivers  ...  In the early 20th century, urbanity was mainly the result of identity derived from a historical perspective in cities.  ...  He contributed to all the sections, in especially to Section 3 and 4. Co-author Bianca Achilles was responsible for literature research, the preparation and writing of Section 2.1.  ... 
doi:10.3390/land3010105 fatcat:coqzmlgfkzeuxidtriqdwxqpuu

LOCAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND URBAN HEAT ISLAND MITIGATION TECHNIQUES – THE STATE OF THE ART

Hashem Akbari, Constantinos Cartalis, Denia Kolokotsa, Alberto Muscio, Anna Laura Pisello, Federico Rossi, Matheos Santamouris, Afroditi Synnef, Nyuk Hien WONG, Michele Zinzi
2015 Journal of Civil Engineering and Management  
In particular, developments in the field on highly reflective materials, cool and green roofs, cool pavements, urban green and of other mitigation technologies are presented in detail, while examples of  ...  increased urban temperatures important research has been carried out resulting in the development of efficient mitigation technologies. the present paper aims to present the state of the art in terms  ...  Cooling energy savings potential of reflective roofs for residential and commercial buildings in the united states, Energy 24(5): 391-407. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0360-5442(98)00105-4  ... 
doi:10.3846/13923730.2015.1111934 fatcat:w6jsh7rvirbptejleutlxgiraq

Efficacy of Possible Strategies to Mitigate the Urban Heat Island Based on Urbanized High-Resolution Land Data Assimilation System (u-HRLDAS)

Meiling GAO, Fei CHEN, Huanfeng SHEN, Michael BARLAGE, Huifang LI, Zhenyu TAN, Liangpei ZHANG
2019 Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan  
However, it can provide a meaningful guideline for the urban 599 designer towards expanding the city extent.  ...  for low-density residential, high-density 230 residential and commercial.  ... 
doi:10.2151/jmsj.2019-060 fatcat:l3siua2w6vbdjc3rbnfyi42jdy

Climate and More Sustainable Cities: Climate Information for Improved Planning and Management of Cities (Producers/Capabilities Perspective)

C.S.B. Grimmond, M. Roth, T.R. Oke, Y.C. Au, M. Best, R. Betts, G. Carmichael, H. Cleugh, W. Dabberdt, R. Emmanuel, E. Freitas, K. Fortuniak (+8 others)
2010 Procedia Environmental Sciences  
These include the need for more operational urban measurement stations and networks; for an international data archive to aid translation of research findings into design tools, along with guidelines for  ...  The best of modern climate-sensitive design and planning responds to concerns for energy efficiency and sustainability with "good design" [14] .  ...  At high latitudes in winter, or at night in areas of low building density, transport of sensible heat towards the surface may occur at night.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.proenv.2010.09.016 fatcat:22c75hld2rewjhrcyscz3mfz2q

Planning with urban climate in different climatic zones

Maria Joao Alcofarado, Andreas Matzarakis
2014 Geographicalia  
very high demand of energy for cooling during Summer.  ...  Most of the measures referred to in a) are directed to creating more pleasant thermal conditions in continuously hot climates, but not directed towards winter low temperatures in high latitude deserts  ... 
doi:10.26754/ojs_geoph/geoph.201057808 fatcat:fmkgacj6hzdfpa5vcv5cmsoafu

Learnings from COVID-19 Forced Lockdown on Regional Air Quality and Mitigation Potential for South Asia

Abhishek Upadhyay, Parth Sarathi Mahapatra, Praveen Kumar Singh, Sishir Dahal, Suresh Pokhrel, Amit Bhujel, Indu Bikram Joshi, Shankar Prasad Paudel, Siva Praveen Puppal, Bhupesh Adhikary
2022 Aerosol and Air Quality Research  
In this context the country lockdown initiated to combat the COVID-19 pandemic (during March and April 2020 that is the pre-monsoon season) provides an unique opportunity for studying the relative impacts  ...  Cities with high traffic loads reported a reduction of 12-39% in columnar NO 2 during lockdown, in-situ PM 2.5 measurements indicate a 23-56% percent reduction over the country capitals and columnar SO  ...  Iqbal Mead, ICIMOD for his contributions in language editing and reviewing this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.4209/aaqr.210376 fatcat:bewn4tivu5dopi2k2d7ss4aiia

The City of São Paulo's Environmental Quota: A Policy to Embrace Urban Environmental Services and Green Infrastructure Inequalities in the Global South

Paulo Mantey Domingues Caetano, Hélia Maria Santa Bárbara Pereira, Lara Cavalcanti Ribeiro Figueiredo, Patrícia Marra Sepe, Leandro Luiz Giatti
2021 Frontiers in Sustainable Cities  
To overcome concepts related simply to soil sealing, the initiative gave rise to a wide range of principles associated with environmental services and the consideration that green areas in this megacity  ...  rather than case-by-case studies, except in high-impact developments.  ...  The authors received support from FAPESP-São Paulo Research Foundation (proc. n. 2015/03804-9), CAPES/PROEX and from CNPq-National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (proc. n. 309840/  ... 
doi:10.3389/frsc.2021.685875 fatcat:y3a5kwkzt5htjhqnqlwdb2atcm

China's adaptation to climate & urban climatic changes: A critical review

Edward Ng, Chao Ren
2018 Urban Climate  
It seeks to understand whether the proposed responses to climate change and strategies for actions on greening and air corridors for cities and urban areas are appropriate.  ...  Cities in China play a key role in the implementation of the central policies and make concrete actions in response to climate change.  ...  Acknowledgement An abridged version of this paper was originally orally presented as a plenary talk at the 9th International Conference of Urban Climate held in Toulouse in France on 21st July 2015.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.uclim.2017.07.006 pmid:32363139 pmcid:PMC7185547 fatcat:yorl25blsfazdbrrlyn54xx7s4

Continents under Climate Change

Denis Mercier
2012 Norois  
Three regional climate models were used to project climate change scenarios for the IPCC A2 high emission scenario for 2071-2100.  ...  Energy and transportation infrastructure and other property in coastal areas are very likely to be adversely affected. 7.  ...  This scenario was designed for attempting to match the European Union target of keeping global anthropogenic warming below 2°C relative to pre-industrial level.  ... 
doi:10.4000/norois.4241 fatcat:tu6xxdoy4nexxly6zaojevid2y

The use of blue-Green infrastructure as a multifunctional approach to watersheds with socio-environmental vulnerability

Maria Vitória Ribeiro Gomes, Bruna Peres Battemarco, Luciana Fernandes Guimarães, Antonio Krishnamurti Beleño de Oliveira, Victória de Araújo Rutigliani, Felipe Manoel Cabral, Ronan de Oliveira Pereira Bezerra, Ianic Bigate Lourenço, Osvaldo Moura Rezende, Paulo Canedo de Magalhães, Marcelo Gomes Miguez, Aline Pires Veról
2021 Blue-Green Systems  
Considering the obstacles related to implementing multifunctional solutions in developing countries, measuring its co-benefits (in addition to flood control) may influence greater public and political  ...  The results obtained from the urban and environmental evaluation proved that blue and green corridors could promote multiple co-benefits for consolidated urban areas.  ...  purposes as an alternative for consolidated watersheds with high popu- lation density and low space availability.  ... 
doi:10.2166/bgs.2021.119 fatcat:r2nyh4i33req5cuyypst6hw34i

Edge-Computing-Enabled Smart Cities: A Comprehensive Survey [article]

Latif U. Khan, Ibrar Yaqoob, Nguyen H. Tran, S. M. Ahsan Kazmi, Tri Nguyen Dang, Choong Seon Hong
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Although edge computing is an appealing technology to compensate for stringent latency related issues, its deployment engenders new challenges.  ...  Finally, several indispensable open challenges along with their causes and guidelines are discussed, serving as future research directions.  ...  • A few indispensable requirements for the design of the smart cities architectures using edge computing are pre- sented.  ... 
arXiv:1909.08747v2 fatcat:nwnyec5gnfdmtd3msohsbkgulm

SPECIAL ISSUE 4 : 2016

Asian Planning Schools Association International Conference
2016 PLANNING MALAYSIA JOURNAL  
creative work (for example Art, Design, IT Venture, Medical science).  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank Agency Of Remote Sensing, Malaysia, for providing satellite images in the study area.  ...  approach towards creating cohesive communities in residential high-rises.  ... 
doi:10.21837/pmjournal.v14.i4.356 fatcat:5ucrprvhf5e27kgzmamfjteiy4
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