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Introduction to a Research Agenda for Sustainable Cities and Communities

Mccormick, Kes LU ; Evans, James ; Voytenko Palgan, Yuliya LU and Frantzeskaki, Niki (2023)
Abstract
How can cities and communities around the world become more sustainable? What can we do as researchers to help them? As we move through the twenty-first century, these questions assume ever-greater importance. Many of the quickest wins for human and planetary health involve reimagining and reconfiguring cities. Activities that generate negative impacts like air pollution and poor health are concentrated in cities, as are the potential benefits of improving resource efficiency and liveability. It is cheaper, easier and more efficient to provide services to people who are concentrated in cities. This fact applies to green infrastructure, sustainable housing, high-speed broadband and low carbon transport alike. Because cities concentrate... (More)
How can cities and communities around the world become more sustainable? What can we do as researchers to help them? As we move through the twenty-first century, these questions assume ever-greater importance. Many of the quickest wins for human and planetary health involve reimagining and reconfiguring cities. Activities that generate negative impacts like air pollution and poor health are concentrated in cities, as are the potential benefits of improving resource efficiency and liveability. It is cheaper, easier and more efficient to provide services to people who are concentrated in cities. This fact applies to green infrastructure, sustainable housing, high-speed broadband and low carbon transport alike. Because cities concentrate material and human resources as well as services and infrastructures they offer incredible opportunities to advance sustainability. (Less)
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keywords
cities, communities, sustainability, climate, resilience
host publication
A Research Agenda for Sustainable Cities and Communities
editor
McCormick, Kes ; Evans, James ; Voytenko Palgan, Yuliya and Frantzeskaki, Niki
pages
11 pages
publisher
Edward Elgar Publishing
external identifiers
  • scopus:85171698640
ISBN
9781800372023
9781800372030
language
English
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yes
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2023-08-14 14:16:48
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2024-04-05 17:45:41
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  abstract     = {{How can cities and communities around the world become more sustainable? What can we do as researchers to help them? As we move through the twenty-first century, these questions assume ever-greater importance. Many of the quickest wins for human and planetary health involve reimagining and reconfiguring cities. Activities that generate negative impacts like air pollution and poor health are concentrated in cities, as are the potential benefits of improving resource efficiency and liveability. It is cheaper, easier and more efficient to provide services to people who are concentrated in cities. This fact applies to green infrastructure, sustainable housing, high-speed broadband and low carbon transport alike. Because cities concentrate material and human resources as well as services and infrastructures they offer incredible opportunities to advance sustainability.}},
  author       = {{Mccormick, Kes and Evans, James and Voytenko Palgan, Yuliya and Frantzeskaki, Niki}},
  booktitle    = {{A Research Agenda for Sustainable Cities and Communities}},
  editor       = {{McCormick, Kes and Evans, James and Voytenko Palgan, Yuliya and Frantzeskaki, Niki}},
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  keywords     = {{cities; communities; sustainability; climate; resilience}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  publisher    = {{Edward Elgar Publishing}},
  title        = {{Introduction to a Research Agenda for Sustainable Cities and Communities}},
  url          = {{https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/files/154805985/Introduction_to_a_Research_Agenda_for_Sustainable_Cities_and_Communities.pdf}},
  year         = {{2023}},
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