Abstracts Archive

This paper examines the tension between political efforts to implement climate goals in urban planning and design and the acceptance of climate adaptation measures at the local level. We hypothesise that, while there is consensus on the desirability of climate goals, the implementation of such conce...

Climate Resilient Cities
Oral presentation

In 2050, cities are projected to be responsible for consuming 80 % of all food produced. While only covering 2% of the surface, cities are not only characterized by unproportionally higher resource flows, but also by larger number of economic activities, more dense and multilayered social network st...

Circularity in Urban Regions
Oral presentation

Walking in most Indian cities is a practice carried out with caution, especially for women. While there has been urgent discourse on the challenges faced in the practice of walking, there is a recognition of the waterfront promenades of Mumbai, as a place that offers favourable walking environments ...

Smart Urban Mobility
Oral presentation

The global transport sector relies heavily on fossil fuels that it is the second growing CO2-emitting sector, standing already at 22% to 24% of total GHG emissions [1], [2]. In Europe, this number is at 40% [3]. While the electrification of urban transportation is already a mature and efficient tech...

Smart Urban Mobility
Oral presentation

Reverse logistics (RL) is an emerging concept for the minimization of construction and demolition waste (CDW) and the development of the circular construction industry. While digitalization is believed to be a key enabler for RL, it is yet unexplored whether digital technology could enhance the coll...

Circularity in Urban Regions
Oral presentation

The city of Amsterdam aims to transition towards renewable heating by the year 2040 and become carbon-neutral by the year 2050. Achieving sustainable heating systems requires an optimal reduction of carbon emissions and appropriate water use. In this presentation we will therefore discuss two studie...

Urban Energy
Oral presentation

Automated minibuses (AM) are currently deployed in various cities in Europe to assess their potential in the transition toward a more sustainable mobility system. To increase its potential, this technical product innovation has to be aligned to social transformations, such as altering attitudes towa...

Smart Urban Mobility
Oral presentation

The role of cities in the transformation of society is discussed in this paper. The growing importance of cities and their global networks undermine the nation state. This is a reversal of the development of the modern state which over the last centuries increased its control over its territory and ...

Circularity in Urban Regions
Oral presentation

A price of zero is psychologically more attractive than it would be expected from pure monetary savings. Towns around the world attempted to remove public transportation fares, but critics point to limited success in ridership increase and high costs. Shared bicycles provide us with detailed data ab...

Smart Urban Mobility
Oral presentation