Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/10/6/061001
Title: Prioritizing urban sustainability solutions: Coordinated approaches must incorporate scale-dependent built environment induced effects
Authors: Georgescu, M
Chow, W.T.L 
Wang, Z.H
Brazel, A
Trapido-Lurie, B
Roth, M 
Benson-Lira, V
Keywords: Air quality
adaptation
Built environment
climate
mitigation
Physical principles
Unintended consequences
urban
Urban sustainability
Sustainable development
adaptation
future prospect
global climate
participatory approach
prioritization
quantitative analysis
stakeholder
urban climate
urban economy
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Georgescu, M, Chow, W.T.L, Wang, Z.H, Brazel, A, Trapido-Lurie, B, Roth, M, Benson-Lira, V (2015). Prioritizing urban sustainability solutions: Coordinated approaches must incorporate scale-dependent built environment induced effects. Environmental Research Letters 10 (6) : 61001. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/10/6/061001
Abstract: Because of a projected surge of several billion urban inhabitants by mid-century, a rising urgency exists to advance local and strategically deployed measures intended to ameliorate negative consequences on urban climate (e.g., heat stress, poor air quality, energy/water availability). Here we highlight the importance of incorporating scale-dependent built environment induced solutions within the broader umbrella of urban sustainability outcomes, thereby accounting for fundamental physical principles. Contemporary and future design of settlements demands cooperative participation between planners, architects, and relevant stakeholders, with the urban and global climate community, which recognizes the complexity of the physical systems involved and is ideally fit to quantitatively examine the viability of proposed solutions. Such participatory efforts can aid the development of locally sensible approaches by integrating across the socioeconomic and climatic continuum, therefore providing opportunities facilitating comprehensive solutions that maximize benefits and limit unintended consequences. © 2015 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Source Title: Environmental Research Letters
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/174126
ISSN: 17489318
DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/10/6/061001
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