• Sustainability assessment tools
  • Smart Cities: Selection of Indicators for Vitoria

    ABSTRACT: Since 2007, urban cities have become the main living environment of humanity, as opposed to rural areas. Thus, with the increase of urban areas, it is appropriate to develop techniques for the orderly and integrated growth of the cities. The concept of Smart City arises in this context. Considering the particular challenges of each city to become […]

  • Governance and strategies for a sustainable built environment
  • Standardization of water loss indicators in water supply services: The experience of regulatory agencies in Brazil

    ABSTRACT: Regulators of water supply services have a major challenge to develop and implement a set of indicators to assess effectively water losses. You can find in the literature water loss indicators in different formats, making it difficult to assess the performance in combating losses between different water supply companies. In this context, this article aims to investigate […]

  • Urban planning for sustainable communities
  • Comparative assessment of sustainability strategies applied to urban neighbourhoods in Brazil, Germany and Sweden

    ABSTRACT: Recently, several researches have shifted the focus on urban sustainability from the city-scale towards the development of neighbourhoods. However, despite the efforts already undertaken, there is still a need to improve methods and tools for integrating sustainability criteria and selecting the most appropriate indicators to the planning of urban areas. This paper discusses strategies and solutions for urban sustainability […]

  • Sustainability assessment tools
  • Water loss indicators used in public water supply services in Brazil: Literature research and review

    ABSTRACT: The amount of water loss, expressed through indicators is an important element in assessing the efficiency of water supply services. The International Water Association (IWA), in the late 90’s, laid the normative basis of the performance indicators for water supply services. The standard of IWA indicators was successful, being adopted by many countries. In Brazil there is still […]

  • Sustainability assessment tools
  • A conceptual model for sustainable development assessments

    ABSTRACT:  With most of the population living in cities while relying heavily upon resources provided from rural areas, the urban footprint and environmental pressure do not cease to grow, which presents great challenges for achieving sustainable communities and the Sustainable Development goals of the United Nations. Unsustainable urban growth can be seen as both a cause and a consequence of […]