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Environmental Science and Sustainable Development : International Journal Of Environmental Science & Sustainable Development
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ISSN (Print) 2357-0849 - ISSN (Online) 2357-0857
Published by IEREK Press Homepage  [1 journal]
  • The Importance of Digitalization for Sustaining Cultural Environments in
           Resilient Cities

    • Authors: Deniz DENİZ
      Abstract: In recent years, cities have started to develop faster than ever, and this improvement led to crucial changes in terms of social, environmental, as well as cultural conditions. Today, people mostly prefer living in cities for many reasons where cities’ sources have been forced to their limits for adaptation to this growth. In this respect, planners and designers have started to search for sustainable and innovative solutions with the help of technology and digitalization. With this dramatic improvement, not only planning and design professionals but also governments started to take into consideration smart and long-term solutions for resilient cities. Sustainable cities are self-sufficient with its natural and cultural environments. They can also manage their economic and social acts from the viewpoint of sustainability. With the increasing demand for technological developments in the age of digitalization, cities should also include ‘Smartness’ in order to achieve sustainable development for resilience where environmental, social, and cultural aspects need to be provided in a sustainable way via creating smart solutions. Digital transformation can help to fulfill the needs and future expectations of city dwellers by increasing opportunities and cultural values for a sustainable lifestyle as one of the fundamentals of resilient cities. In this regard, this paper mainly discusses how digitalization and smart technologies can help for sustainable development and propose a new model for digital transformation to achieve culturally resilient cities.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Jun 2023 00:00:00 -070
  • Social Sustainability and Globalization; and the Role of Souq Mutrah in

    • Authors: Fatma Al-Habsi
      Abstract: This study examines the impact of globalization on the historic urban fabric of Mutrah, with a specific focus on the coastal neighbourhood of Sur al Lawatiyah and the development of the souq Mutrah in Muscat, Oman. The city's urban design reflects its challenging and fractured history, marked by fortified walls, towering forts, and a dense, clustered urban fabric, particularly during and after the Portuguese occupation. Additionally, the study explains how social sustainability, one of the key pillars of sustainability, has been affected by globalization. Despite being separated from the surrounding neighbourhoods by massive walls and gates, the souq Mutrah, located in the middle, is a crucial public space for people to gather, making it an essential element in Islamic neighbourhoods. Furthermore, the study examines the effect of the souq Mutrah's development on the surrounding neighbourhood of Sur Al-Lawatiyah. The souq has been redesigned and transformed into a larger market that attracts people from all over the world, reflecting the city's multi-cultural identity. Although some residents have created physical and social boundaries to protect themselves from visitors, the souq remains an important public space for locals to gather, trade, and work. Ultimately, the study concludes that the souq's development has increased social interaction and the sense of space without negatively affecting the surrounding neighbourhood's identity or way of life.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Jun 2023 00:00:00 -070
  • Whose Carbon Capture ' A Bit of Good News

    • Authors: Michael Shafer
      Abstract: Global policy, policy makers and government representatives in the OECD countries routinely ignore the potential role to be played by carbon sequestration from crop waste biochar made by poor smallholders in the developing world. This paper argues that this is a mistake and makes the case for the design, development and distribution of low-cost, low-tech biochar making equipment to the world’s poorest farmers living on small farms and possessing only widely and thinly spread biomass resources on rough terrain. It argues that paying attention to the crop wastes of poor farmers can reduce GHG and PM2.5 emissions considerably and contends that the private motivations that underpin this approach can replace the talk of large-scale social behavior change with a self-replicating system built on farmers’ envy.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Jun 2023 00:00:00 -070
  • A Review of Noise Management Practice in Nigeria

    • Authors: Ochuko Felix; Daniel Ewim
      Abstract: Technological advancement, modern systems of transportation, and an expanding human population have brought in their wake a disturbing situation of exposure to environmental noise. This paper was therefore written to create awareness about the expository effects and impacts of environmental noise pollution on the human population. The target population of interest was the Nigerian population. The key findings were linked and related to existing regulations in Nigeria and other countries to enable effective intervention strategies to reduce the harmful impact of noise pollution. Noise pollution was identified as contributing to the poor health of citizens and as a barrier to development and growth at the national level. By focusing on adverse effects and risk factors, the paper highlighted methods to promote the best interests of the vulnerable population. The paper also acknowledged the issue of industrial and environmental noise pollution from the perspective of its contribution to the economic growth and development of the country. Noise pollution was, therefore, required to be measured and controlled with the help of effective strategic laws. It would help reduce the negative effects on the economy and the vulnerable Nigerian population. This paper will be useful in anticipating future reforms that can reduce the considerable noise pollution and its negative impact on the population group
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Jun 2023 00:00:00 -070
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