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Research on emissions in urban construction

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To achieve a more climate-friendly future practical steps need to be taken in the development and construction of cities. C40 Cities partnered with Arup and the University of Leeds to publish Building and Infrastructure Consumption Emissions, a report highlighting key opportunities to reduce construction emissions.

Sidewalk Labs: innovation in local deliveries

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An experiment in smart city design is being proposed in Toronto. Sidewalk Labs (Google affiliate) is partnering with Waterfront Toronto to create a mixed-use community on a 12-acre site east of downtown with innovative concepts in local deliveries, waste collection and construction logistics.

Zero emissions construction sites: why not?

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Construction is a fundamental component of human civilization. It lies at the heart of economic and social development. The construction industry generates roughly 9% of European GDP and accounts for 18 million jobs. In spite of this, construction sites are also a major source of environmental and human health damage throughout all aspects of the …

Research: construction logistics solutions in urban areas

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The attraction to urban areas means that new houses and workplaces are needed. Building new houses or renovating older housing stock is a natural way for a city to evolve. However, the end products of construction projects are produced at their place of consumption. This means that a multitude of materials and resources need to be …

Programme launched to reduce impact of construction road freight in London (UK)

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Industry is collaborating on a new programme designed to minimise the impact of the increasing amount of construction in London and to ultimately improve safety and air quality. The Construction Logistics programme, delivered in association with Transport for London and the Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport, sees a broad range of industry involvement and …

Good construction logistics: this is how it’s done

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Construction works have environmental, safety and congestion impacts on the road network. It will also have impacts on the surrounding community. The impacts can vary depending on the size, timescale and location of the development and, for larger developments that may take many years to construct, the construction phase can have a greater impact than the …