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One emerging issue in Padang City, Indonesia is waste management. In addition to a rise in population, modern lifestyles and tourism development have resulted in burgeoning waste generation, as well as more littering and burning of waste. This problem has exceeded the waste management capacity of the city. Consequently, the Batang Arau river, one...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Applied Energy
Author:
Seiya
Maki
Minoru
Fuji
Tsuyoshi
Fujita
Shuichi
Ashina
Kei
Gomi
Lu
Sun
Takahiro
Osawa
Gito
Immanuel
Rizaldi
Boer

Tracking decarbonization effects requires a model for the identification of spatial energy demands on city facilities. However, most developing countries lack detailed discrete time and device-specific energy demand data. In this study, we installed multiple energy demand monitoring systems that could observe electricity demands at the device level...

Research Report

The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to impact the world in 2021. Nevertheless, a record number of Local and Regional Governments (LRGs) have presented a Voluntary Local Review (VLRs) in 2021. For many of them, this year’s review was their second or third edition. VLRs are a process through which LRGs conduct a voluntary assessment of their progress...

Peer-reviewed Article
In URBAN DESIGN International
Author:
Alejandro
Pineda
Maroya
Harigaya
Kyoko
Suganuma
Jorge
Almazán

Planners worldwide are exploring ways to regenerate shrinking cities, varying from pro-growth strategies with the aim of reversing population losses, to strategies that manage urban decline by adjusting the built environment to a smaller population. However, both approaches are reactionary rather than anticipatory, addressing decline after...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Asian Research Policy
Author:
Retno
Gumilang Dewi
Ucok
Siagian
Vera
R. Sari
Andono
Warih
Fitratunisa
EP
Susi
Andraiani
Hendrawan
I
Gita
N. Sevie

Under the Paris Agreement, the Jakarta city government as non-state actor is preparing the Indonesia first longterm strategy at sub-national/province level through the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) to achieve Jakarta’s target 2050. The strategy was developed based on the existing masterplan and future development plan. The article aims to...

Discussion Paper

For cities to meet the challenge of reaching carbon neutral by 2050, one option is to promote a renovation wave for buildings. A literature review of the initiatives, standards and regulations for energy savings and the renewable energy deployment in buildings in the EU, US and Asia shows the complexity of the effort, and the need to integrate...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Nature Climate Change
Author:
Felix
Creutzig
Leila
Niamir

Mitigation solutions are often evaluated in terms of costs and greenhouse gas reduction potentials, missing out on the consideration of direct effects on human well-being. Here, we systematically assess the mitigation potential of demand-side options categorized into avoid, shift and improve, and their human well-being links. We show that these...

Policy Brief
Author:
Luca
Coscieme
Bruno
Yamanaka
Fernanda
Iwasaka
Francisco
Javier Contreras Pineda
Flora
Lyn de Albuquerque Fujiwara
Victor
Alexsander Silva
Vimlendu
Kumar Jha
Ashim
Bery
Kuldip
Singh Sangwan
Kailash
Choudhary
Paul
Currie
Solophina
Nekasa
Jokudu
Guya
Pasicha
Chaikaew
Pongsun
Bunditsakulchai
Sittidaj
Pongkijvorasin
Michael
Lettenmeier
Jennie
Broman
Sumito
Shirane
Keiichiro
Tahara
Sayaka
Shinoda
Burcu
Tuncer
Francesca
Oberti

The concept of 1.5-degree lifestyles involves changes in household consumption for achieving levels of per person carbon footprint compatible with the 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement (IPCC, 2018). This requires, on average, emitting the equivalent of 2.5 tons of CO₂
per person per year by 2030, and 0.7 tons of CO₂ per person per year by 2050...

Peer-reviewed Article
In INTERNATIONAL PLANNING STUDIES
Author:
Marco
Reggiani

As more countries witness depopulation, the expansion of High-Speed Rail (HSR) to reach shrinking cities in peripheral regions is renewing the debate on the effects of this infrastructure. This is the case in Japan, a country that continues to extend its highly developed HSR network hoping to curb regional decline. This paper investigates whether...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Climate
Author:

Cities are increasingly adopting potentially sustainable climate plans. Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into these plans could help stabilize the climate while generating jobs, narrowing equity gaps, fostering innovation, and delivering other sustainability benefits. Yet, how much cities are integrating the SDGs into climate...