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  1. Content type: Technical Article

    Glenn Murcutt is recognised as one of the most influential architects of the last few decades. His design philosophy, environmental awareness and in-depth understanding of the Australian context and vernacular...

    Authors: Mauricio Lecaro, Benson Lau, Lucelia Rodrigues and Dik Jarman

    Citation: Future Cities and Environment 2017 3:3

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    Building energy evaluation tools available today are only able to effectively analyse individual buildings and usually either they require a high amount of input data or they are too imprecise in energy predic...

    Authors: Dirk Monien, Aneta Strzalka, Athanasios Koukofikis, Volker Coors and Ursula Eicker

    Citation: Future Cities and Environment 2017 3:2

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  3. Content type: TECHNICAL ARTICLE

    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...

    Authors: Johannes Dorfner, Patrick Krystallas, Magdalena Durst and Tobias Massier

    Citation: Future Cities and Environment 2017 3:1

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  4. Content type: Case study

    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...

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

    Citation: Future Cities and Environment 2016 2:9

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  5. Content type: Technical Article

    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...

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

    Citation: Future Cities and Environment 2016 2:7

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  6. Content type: Technical Article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Future Cities and Environment 2016 2:5

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  7. Content type: Technical Article

    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...

    Authors: Sharaf Eldin Ibrahim Bannaga

    Citation: Future Cities and Environment 2016 2:4

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  8. Content type: Technical Article

    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...

    Authors: Ali M. Al-Ashwal

    Citation: Future Cities and Environment 2016 2:3

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  9. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Saffa Riffat, Richard Powell and Devrim Aydin

    Citation: Future Cities and Environment 2016 2:1

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  10. Content type: Technical Article

    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...

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

    Citation: Future Cities and Environment 2015 1:12

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  11. Content type: Review

    This article is woven to satisfy interlinked objectives of assessing the determinants for successful greening of the city and comparing and contrasting cities in their greening. A cross-sectional review of lit...

    Authors: Innocent Chirisa, Simbarashe O Dirwai and Abraham Matamanda

    Citation: Future Cities and Environment 2015 1:11

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  12. Content type: Technical Article

    Tuned mass dampers (TMD) have been used for the reduction of building responses to wind loading in many high-rise buildings. An innovative and resilient base-isolated building with a large mass-ratio TMD is in...

    Authors: Takuya Hashimoto, Kohei Fujita, Masaaki Tsuji and Izuru Takewaki

    Citation: Future Cities and Environment 2015 1:9

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  13. Content type: Technical Article

    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...

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

    Citation: Future Cities and Environment 2015 1:6

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  14. Content type: Technical Article

    Solar panel conversion efficiency, typically in the twenty percent range, is reduced by dust, grime, pollen, and other particulates that accumulate on the solar panel. Cleaning dirty panels to maintain peak ef...

    Authors: Jin Hu, Nicolas Bodard, Osmann Sari and Saffa Riffat

    Citation: Future Cities and Environment 2015 1:8

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  15. Content type: Technical Article

    As one of the most energy-, emission- and pollution-intensive industries, iron and steel production is responsible for significant emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) and air pollutants. Although many energy-eff...

    Authors: Ding Ma, Wenying Chen and Tengfang Xu

    Citation: Future Cities and Environment 2015 1:7

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  16. Content type: Technical Article

    The excellent thermal insulation performance of vacuum insulation panels (VIPs) make them widely applied in energy conservation fields, especially in buildings engineering. This research work proposes a simple...

    Authors: Ankang Kan, Liyun Kang, Chong Wang and Dan Cao

    Citation: Future Cities and Environment 2015 1:4

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  17. Content type: Technical Article

    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,...

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

    Citation: Future Cities and Environment 2015 1:3

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  18. Content type: Technical Article

    Thermal energy storage systems are gaining attention in recent years as they are now seen as one of the most promising solutions in order to increase utilisation of solar energy and reduce greenhouse gas emiss...

    Authors: Devrim Aydin, Sean P Casey and Saffa Riffat

    Citation: Future Cities and Environment 2015 1:2

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  19. Content type: Technical Article

    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...

    Authors: Martial Aloys Ekoe a Akata, Donatien Njomo and Blaise Mempouo

    Citation: Future Cities and Environment 2015 1:1

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