Emerald Open Research: Volume 1 Issue 5 , Open Access


Table of contents - Special Issue: Sustainable Cities

Willingness to accept and willingness to pay for residential properties: a hedonic model approach

Syden Mishi, Robert Mwanyepedza

The world over is becoming urbanized, and people are migrating to cities in large numbers in search of opportunities. The increased urbanization has posed challenges such as…

Estimating annual average daily traffic (AADT) data on low-volume roads with the cokriging technique and census/population data

Edmund Baffoe-Twum, Eric Asa, Bright Awuku

Background: Geostatistics focuses on spatial or spatiotemporal datasets. Geostatistics was initially developed to generate probability distribution predictions of ore grade in the…

Growth in floor area: the blind spot in cutting carbon

David Ness

While most efforts to combat climate change are focussed on energy efficiency and substitution of fossil fuels, growth in the built environment remains largely unquestioned. Given…

Exploring the smart-natural city interface; re-imagining and re-integrating urban planning and governance

Michael Grace, Alister J. Scott, Jonathan P. Sadler, David G. Proverbs, Nick Grayson

Globally, urban planners and decision makers are pursuing place-based initiatives to develop and enhance urban infrastructure to optimise city performance, competitiveness and…

Coronavirus questions that will not go away: interrogating urban and socio-spatial implications of COVID-19 measures

Ashraf M. Salama

The highly contagious coronavirus and the rapid spread of COVID-19 disease have generated a global public health crisis, which is being addressed at various local and global…

Estimation of annual average daily traffic (AADT) data for low-volume roads: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis

Edmund Baffoe-Twum, Eric Asa, Bright Awuku

Background: The annual average daily traffic (AADT) data from road segments are critical for roadway projects, especially with the decision-making processes about operations…

The “building paradox”: research on building-related environmental effects requires global visibility and attention

Francesco Pomponi, Robert Crawford, André Stephan, Jim Hart, Bernardino D'Amico

The construction and operation of buildings is a major contributor to global energy demand, greenhouse gases emissions, resource depletion, waste generation, and associated…

Reconnecting with nature: developing urban spaces in the age of climate change

Steffen Lehmann

Climate change is occurring around us and impacting on our daily lives, meaning that we have to deal with our cities in a different way. There is also increasing awareness of the…

UK smart cities present and future: an analysis of British smart cities through current and emerging technologies and practices

Will Brown, Melanie King, Yee Mey Goh

This paper is premised upon an analysis of 26 cities within the UK regarding their smart city projects. Each city was analyzed through news articles, reports and policy documents…

Enhancing urban regeneration at the neighbourhood level: the role of sustainability assessment frameworks

Ayomikun Solomon Adewumi

Purpose: Urban centres have been argued to be crucial in the battle for sustainability. With more than half of the global population presently living in cities, the sustainability…

The unplanned city: public space and the spatial character of urban informality

Steffen Lehmann

The “unplannable” is a welcomed exception to the formal order of urban planning. This opinion article explores some examples of informal urbanism and discusses its ambiguous…

Urban regeneration indicators: a proxy for assessing common good

Daniel Gilmour, Edward Simpson

Public realm urban regeneration projects aim to provide facilities for the common good such as improved road systems, public parks, museums and cultural institutions. Driven by…



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2023 – 2023

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