Adaptation to Impacts of Climate Change on Aeroallergens and Allergic Respiratory Diseases

[tweetmeme]   Paul J. Beggs (Macquarie University) has just published a new paper which looks at the impacts of climate change on allergic respiratory diseases.  Climate change has the potential to have many significant impacts on aeroallergens such as pollen and mould spores, and therefore related diseases such as asthma and allergic rhinitis. This paper … Continue reading

A Multi-Agent Planning Support-System for Assessing Externalities of Urban Form Scenarios: Results of Case Studies

[tweetmeme] Rachel Katoshevski-Cavari (Urban Planning, Israel), Theo Arentze and Harry Timmermans (Technical University Eindhoven) have published a new paper presenting an excellent analysis of four urban planning scenarios, based on case-studies.  The abstract: The relationship between various planning-ideas and sustainability is described, using a dedicated multi-agent model and demonstrated by a case study. The analysis … Continue reading

Out of the Rubble and Towards a Sustainable Future: The “Greening” of Greensburg, Kansas

[tweetmeme] Stacey Swearingen White of the Urban Planning Department, University of Kansas has published a new article titled “Out of the Rubble and Towards a Sustainable Future: The “Greening” of Greensburg, Kansas” in which she focuses on the rebuilding of a storm devastated community using sustainable urban development principles.  The introduction to Stacey’s work reads: … Continue reading

Climate Change and Mortality in Vienna—A Human Biometeorological Analysis Based on Regional Climate Modeling

[tweetmeme] Stefan Muthers, Andreas Matzarakis (Meteorological Institute, University of Freiburg)  and Elisabeth Koch (Austrian Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics) have published a new paper titled “Climate Change and Mortality in Vienna—A Human Biometeorological Analysis Based on Regional Climate Modeling.”  The abstract to this paper:  The potential development of heat-related mortality in the 21th century … Continue reading

On Prerequisites for the Application of Sustainable Development Indicators in Urban Water Management

A Water and Marine Sustainability Month Feature Article [tweetmeme] Ulrika Palme of the Department of Energy and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology has recently issued a paper focusing on the pre-requisites for successful urban water management.  A short abstract of the contents of this paper: Semi-structured interviews with 47 key actors were conducted in Swedish … Continue reading

How Does Car Parking Availability and Public Transport Accessibility Influence Work-Related Travel Behaviors?

A Sustainable Transport Week focus article. [tweetmeme] Hannah M. Badland , Nick Garrett  and Grant M. Schofield of the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Auckland University of Technology, have published a recent paper titled „How Does Car Parking Availability and Public Transport Accessibility Influence Work-Related Travel Behaviors?“  This study investigated the relationships between car … Continue reading

YOUR opinion needed: Public Consultation on Environmental Impact Assessment Directive

[tweetmeme Our readers are invited to voice their opinions on a public consultation on the Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive (Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment, as amended) This Consultation is open to all EU citizens, stakeholders and organisations involved … Continue reading

Sustainable Transport Week 26 June – 3 July

[tweetmeme This week we bring sustainable transport, sustainable urban mobility and sustainable logistics into the spotlight by providing reviews and information on a range of papers, articles and publications on these topics, including: Some Sustainability Aspects of Energy Conversion in Urban Electric Trains News: Electrical vehicles in europe: car safety and type-approvals Promotion of … Continue reading

Briefing note: The future of mobility in the EU

[tweetmeme This briefing note examines the current debate on the future of mobility and traffic policy in Europe. It picks up on trends and challenges such as social differentiation, demographic change and cultural aspects, and looks at their significance for mobility and traffic from a socio-ecological perspective. In a second stage, current papers on the … Continue reading

Mobility management – dealing with urban traffic and congestion

[tweetmeme This note aims to provide an analysis of the concept of Mobility Management, an important instrument for dealing with urban traffic and congestion problems. It focuses on three main types of soft measure – car sharing, car pooling and travel plans – and presents some key experiences in selected European cities. It concludes … Continue reading

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