Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more. At their best, cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically.

However, many challenges exist to maintaining cities in a way that continues to create jobs and prosperity while not straining land and resources. Common urban challenges include congestion, lack of funds to provide basic services, a shortage of adequate housing and declining infrastructure.

The challenges cities face can be overcome in ways that allow them to continue to thrive and grow, while improving resource use and reducing pollution and poverty. The future we want includes cities of opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

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SBP named 2024 Excellence in Sustainable Development Award Winner

SBP (formerly St. Bernard Project) is a nonprofit founded in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Their mission is to “shrink the time between disaster and recovery” by providing disaster preparation and recovery support for 10

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A Carbon-Conscious Closed Loop Multi Objective p-Hub Location Problem

Abstract: With increasing demand for environmentally-friendly products and government legislation incentivizing sustainable means of production, companies now look to adapt and incorporate these demands in production. Remanufacturing has been in industry for many years now

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Feedback Systems in Sustainable AEC Building Projects: A Meta-Analysis – Work in Progress

Abstract: Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) projects require communication to facilitate collaboration toward achieving sustainability goals. Unfortunately, the existing AEC industry has a fragmented nature, and despite working toward a common goal, team members work

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Case Study Analysis of Sustainable Development using Cluster Analysis and Systems Dynamics

Abstract: Current sustainability models lack frameworks that integrate theoretical reasoning into implementable use cases. This paper uses case study analysis focused on sustainable development. Three distinct contributions are made in this work as evidenced by

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Integrating Agent-Based Simulation with Biophysical Models to Explore Urban Food, Energy, and Water Systems

Abstract: People in urban areas rely heavily on external sources of food, energy, and water, which has resulted in severe and cumulative negative environmental impacts. An integrated analysis of urban food-energy-water systems (FEWS) can enhance

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A Machine Learning Ensemble Approach for Sustainable Economic Development

Abstract: According to multigenerational values for future generations, the concept of sustainability primarily refers to the preservation of economic, human, and natural resources so that they do not abruptly deplete. As part of economic sustainability,

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Prediction of Air Pollution Based on Traffic and Weather Data Using Artificial Intelligence

Abstract: Criteria airborne pollutants, such as particulate matter (PM2.5) and sulfur dioxide (SO2), can cause harm to human health and the environment. Underserved areas near major interstates and industry, such as Prichard, Alabama, can easily

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