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  1. TECHNICAL ARTICLE

    District cooling network optimization with redundancy constraints in Singapore

    This study presents a mathematical optimization model for planning topology and capacity of a district cooling network. The model relies on a mixed-integer linear programming formulation to find the most econo...

    Johannes Dorfner, Patrick Krystallas, Magdalena Durst and Tobias Massier

    Future Cities and Environment 2017 3:1

    Published on: 3 January 2017

  2. Case study

    Urban sprawl and growth management – drivers, impacts and responses in selected European and US cities

    Urban growth management has become a common term to circumscribe strategies and tools to regulate urban land use in metropolitan areas. It is particularly used to counteract negative impacts of urban sprawl bu...

    Christian Fertner, Gertrud Jørgensen, Thomas Alexander Sick Nielsen and Kjell Svenne Bernhard Nilsson

    Future Cities and Environment 2016 2:9

    Published on: 22 November 2016

  3. Technical Article

    Transforming typical hourly simulation weather data files to represent urban locations by using a 3D urban unit representation with micro-climate simulations

    Urban and building energy simulation models are usually driven by typical meteorological year (TMY) weather data often in a TMY2 or EPW format. However, the locations where these historical datasets were colle...

    Leonidas Bourikas, Patrick A. B. James, AbuBakr S. Bahaj, Mark F. Jentsch, Tianfeng Shen, David H. C. Chow and Jo Darkwa

    Future Cities and Environment 2016 2:7

    Published on: 8 July 2016

  4. Technical Article

    Development of Low-cost indigenous filtration system for urban sullage: assessment of reusability

    Treated sullage water could be the answer to urban water scarcity. In this study, urban sullage water was subjected to various tests to determine a number of physiochemical parameters, heavy metal content and ...

    Tajuddin Sikder, Zakir Hossain, Priangka Bhattacharya Pingki, Jussi Dayna Biswas, Mostafizur Rahman, Shakhaoat Hossain, Takeshi Saito and Masaaki Kurasaki

    Future Cities and Environment 2016 2:5

    Published on: 3 May 2016

  5. Technical Article

    The need for UN climate change policy reformation

    This paper endeavours to understand the climate change phenomenon and identify measures taken to contain it. It discusses global warming causes and consequences and assesses effectiveness of the United Nations...

    Sharaf Eldin Ibrahim Bannaga

    Future Cities and Environment 2016 2:4

    Published on: 1 April 2016

  6. Technical Article

    Energy efficiency and conservation indicators in Yemen

    In this paper we assess energy conservation and analyse energy efficiency in various sectors in Yemen. Accordingly, the paper introduces Yemen energy profile, energy resources and performs calculations of a nu...

    Ali M. Al-Ashwal

    Future Cities and Environment 2016 2:3

    Published on: 1 April 2016

  7. Review

    Future cities and environmental sustainability

    Massive growth is threatening the sustainability of cities and the quality of city life. Mass urbanisation can lead to social instability, undermining the capacity of cities to be environmentally sustainable a...

    Saffa Riffat, Richard Powell and Devrim Aydin

    Future Cities and Environment 2016 2:1

    Published on: 25 February 2016

  8. Technical Article

    Photocatalytic degradation of high ammonia concentration wastewater by TiO2

    This study explored the effect on photocatalytic degradation in aqueous solution with high- concentration ammonia where immobilized TiO2 on glass beads was employed as the photocatalyst. TiO2 film was prepared vi...

    Xue Gong, Haifeng Wang, Chun Yang, Quan Li, Xiangping Chen and Jin Hu

    Future Cities and Environment 2015 1:12

    Published on: 7 December 2015

  9. Technical Article

    Bioclimatic rehabilitation of an open market place by a computational fluid dynamics simulation assessment

    These days urban design of open spaces is strongly related to bioclimatic techniques and practices. It is here presented the procedure of a bioclimatic study by the use of simulation tools. The area of an open...

    Stamatis Zoras, Argyro Dimoudi, Vasilis Evagelopoulos, Spyros Lyssoudis, Sofia Dimoudi, Anna-Maria Tamiolaki, Vasilis Stathis, Apostolos Polyzakis and Euterpi Deligiorgi

    Future Cities and Environment 2015 1:6

    Published on: 24 August 2015

  10. Technical Article

    The effect of building integrated photovoltaic system (Bipvs) on indoor air temperatures and humidity (Iath) in the tropical region of Cameroon

    The building sector accounts for around 40-50 % of the energy consumed in developing countries and contribute over 30 % of CO2 emissions. In Cameroon, the electricity access is less than 5 % in rural areas agains...

    Martial Aloys Ekoe a Akata, Donatien Njomo and Blaise Mempouo

    Future Cities and Environment 2015 1:1

    Published on: 21 August 2015

  11. Technical Article

    Planned energy-efficient retrofitting of a residential building in Italy

    The planned energy-efficient retrofitting of a residential building in Bologna, North-Center Italy is presented. The building is a detached house with an unheated basement, three floors with 2 apartments each,...

    Enzo Zanchini, Claudia Naldi, Stefano Lazzari and Gian Luca Morini

    Future Cities and Environment 2015 1:3

    Published on: 21 August 2015

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