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Smart Cities as a Solution for Reducing Urban Waste and Pollution

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The exponential growth of urban settings has led to an increase in pollutants and waste management issues around the world. As the environment continues to falter under the weight of these pressing issues, it has become increasingly imperative to develop new technologies and methodologies that have the potential to improve the overall sustainability and cleanliness of these cities. Smart Cities as a Solution for Reducing Urban Waste and Pollution examines emergent research on smart innovations within built urban environments. Featuring best practices and theoretical frameworks, as well as potential issues in the implementation of smart and green technology in urban settings, this publication is a vital reference source for graduate students, researchers, academics, engineers, architects, facility managers, and government officials.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Smart Building Components and Systems
    1. Chapter 1: Sustainable Construction Materials
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH STATEMENT AND METHODOLOGY
      5. APPLICATION OF LOCALLY AVAILABLE BY-PRODUCTS FOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT
      6. CONCERNS IN THE BRICK SECTOR
      7. USE OF LOCALLY AVAILABLE INDUSTRIAL WASTE FOR NOVEL CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
      8. PRODUCT TESTING
      9. PROMOTION OF THE NOVEL PRODUCTS
      10. REFERENCES
  9. Section 2: Smart Innovations for Buildings
    1. Chapter 2: Simulating Passive Design Strategies of Rural Residential Buildings in Severe Cold Regions of Northeast China
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND OF CLIMATE DIVISION OF CHINA
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. PASSIVE DESIGN STRATEGIES ANALYSIS
      6. DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS
      7. FUTURE DIRECTIONS OF THE RESEARCH
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 3: Smart Homes and Sustainable Energy in Nigeria
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SUSTAINABILITY AND SMART HOMES
      4. DIFFUSION AND ADOPTION OF SMART HOMES
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 3: Smart Innovations for Infrastructures
    1. Chapter 4: Increase of Transportation Efficiencies and Emission Reduction within a City
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. BENEFITS IN USING HVO LANES
      5. BENEFITS FOR CITIES
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 5: Towards Smart Urban Transportation System in Harare, Zimbabwe
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESEARCH STATEMENT
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. BACKGROUND TO THE CITY OF HARARE
      6. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK AND LITERATURE REVIEW
      7. ADVANTAGES OF A SMARTER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
      8. LEARNING FROM OTHER REGIONS OUTSIDE ZIMBABWE
      9. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: THE HARARE CITY NARRATIVE
      10. CONCLUSION AND POLICY OPTIONS
      11. REFERENCES
  11. Section 4: Smart Innovations for Cities and Communities
    1. Chapter 6: Accounting for Noise Pollution in Planning of Smart Cities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEFINING NOISE
      4. EFFECTS OF NOISE POLLUTION
      5. MEASURING NOISE LEVELS
      6. NOISE IN URBAN CITIES
      7. ACTIVITY EQUIVALENT CONTINUOUS A-WEIGHTED SOUND LEVEL METHOD FOR STATIONARY PLANT ON CONSTRUCTION SITE
      8. NOISE PREDICTION METHOD FOR MOBILE PLANT OPERATING IN A DEFINED REGION OF THE CONSTRUCTION SITE
      9. NOISE MITIGATION
      10. MINIMISING URBAN NOISE POLLUTION THROUGH FACILITY LAYOUT PLANNING: CASE STUDIES
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 7: Quality of Resilient Cities, the Issue of Urban Waste
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WASTE MANGEMENT AS A COMPONENT OF URBAN METABOLISM
      4. SITING OF URBAN WASTE INFRASTRUCTURES
      5. CASE STUDY: INTERGRATED PROCESSING OF CONSTRUCTION AND OFMSW
      6. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 8: Utilization of SVM, LSSVM and GP for Predicting the Medical Waste Generation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINE (SVM)
      4. LEAST SQUARE SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINE (LSSVM)
      5. GENETIC PROGRAMMING (GP)
      6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 9: Smart City Solutions for India
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. OTHER SMART CITY INITIATIVES
      5. LAVASA CASE STUDY: SMART INITIATIVES
      6. OBSERVATIONS
      7. RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 10: Smart Resilience
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FACILITY RESILIENCE
      5. CHALLENGES OF COMMUNITY RESILIENCE
      6. STRATEGY #1: SMART BUILDING TO BRIDGE THE GAP
      7. STRATEGY #2: COLLECTED INTELLIGENCE TO BRIDGING THE GAP IN A SMART BUILDING SYSTEM
      8. STRATEGY #3: BUILDING RESILIENCE INFORMATION MODELING
      9. CONCLUSION AND SIGNIFICANCE
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. REFERENCES
    6. Chapter 11: Total Quality Management in Smart City Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. URBANIZATION CRISIS AND SMART CITY DEVELOPMENT
      5. SMART CITY DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors