The Elgar Companion to the Built Environment and the Sustainable Development Goals

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The Elgar Companion to the Built Environment and the Sustainable Development Goals

9781035300020 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Alex Opoku, Associate Professor, Department of Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE
Publication Date: February 2024 ISBN: 978 1 03530 002 0 Extent: c 608 pp
Exploring the link between Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the built environment, this erudite Companion provides a comprehensive overview and critical examination of key topics and complex research issues. Structured around the 5Ps of the SDGs - people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnerships - the Companion suggests potential routes for the future direction of research within this multidisciplinary field of study.

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Exploring the link between Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the built environment, this erudite Companion provides a comprehensive overview and critical examination of key topics and complex research issues. Structured around the 5Ps of the SDGs - people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnerships - the Companion suggests potential routes for the future direction of research within this multidisciplinary field of study.

Featuring thought-provoking contributions from an array of acclaimed scholars, the Companion analyses seminal literature and outlines up-to-date definitions for key concepts such as climate change, vulnerability, disaster risk, climate finance, and their connections to the built environment. Providing an examination of the theoretical dimensions of the field, it also explores the historical, current and future trends towards the realisation of the SDGs. Chapters further recognise the crucial role of the sustainable built environment in achieving the 17 SDGs as set out in the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, presenting original expert analysis on key topics across these 17 goals.

Innovative in its approach, this timely Companion will prove essential for researchers and students interested in construction and project management, industry, innovation and infrastructure, sustainable cities and communities, and urban and regional studies. It will also serve as a main source of reference for practitioners and decision-makers, acting as a guiding document for the built environment sector.

Critical Acclaim
‘Alex Opoku has assembled an impressive array of experts in sustainability in the built environment. Collectively, they have analysed forensically the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, highlighting key underpinning literature and research. This makes compelling reading for everyone committed to making a material difference to the world in which we live.’
– Peter Hansford CBE FREng, Emeritus Professor of Construction and Infrastructure Policy, University College London, UK
Contributors
Contributors include: Ayomikun Solomon Adewumi, Kofi Agyekum, Sa’id Ahmed, Vian Ahmed, Clinton Aigbavboa, Mohamed Alhosani, Mariam Abdalla Alketbi, Fatema Ahmed Al Marei, Fatima Ahmed Almarzooqi, Hessa Ahmed Alshamsi, Ellen Okyerebea Amoh, Judith Amudjie, Christian Asuquo, Benjamin Baah, Sulafa Badi, Bernard Kofi Baiden, Deepthi Bendi, Athira Sushama Bhaskaran, Iva Bimpli, Francis K. Bondinuba, Colin A. Booth, Edward Ayebeng Botchway, Ka Lam Cheung, Timothy J. Dixon, Andrew Ebekozien, Samuel Ekung, Fidelis Emuze, Renee Etokakpan, Radin Badaruddin Rabin Firdaus, Edna Twumwaa Frimpong, Nutifafa Geh, Brandsford Kwame Gidigah, Peter Guthrie, Rosemary Horry, Aseel A. Hussien, Andrew King, Georgios Kapogiannis, Godwin Kugblenu, Victoria Maame Afriyie Kumah, Chithra Kurukkanari, Ka Leung Lok (Lawrence), Abdul-Majeed Mahamadu, Nana Yaw Barimah Manaphraim, Ericsson Mapfumo, Emad S. Mushtaha, Isaac Odesola, George Ofori, Ayodeji Emmanuel Oke, Alex Opoku, Dickson Osei-Asibey, Kenneth Otasowie, Amritha Palakkadavath Kumarankutty, Yaning Qiao, Ani Raiden, Sara Saboor, Kelvin Saddul, Mohamad Shaharudin Samsurijan, Andrew J. Smith, Andrew Smith, Tariq Umar, Nnedinma Umeokafor, B R Viswalekshmi, Moohammed Wasim Yahia
Contents
Contents:

Foreword I: The cutting edge of built environment sustainability research – theoretical
development and application of the Sustainable Development Goals xviii
Chris Gorse
Foreword II xxi
Peter Guthrie
Acknowledgements xxii
1 Introduction to The Elgar Companion to the Built Environment and the
Sustainable Development Goals 1
Alex Opoku

PART I THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND THE SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT GOALS
2 From the MDGs to the SDGs: The role of construction 20
George Ofori
3 The role of the built environment in addressing the global challenges 44
Alex Opoku, Tariq Umar and Judith Amudjie
4 The built environment’s contribution to the progress of the sustainable
development goals 58
Tariq Umar, Alex Opoku, Nnedinma Umeokafor and Sa’id Ahmed

PART II PEOPLE, BUILT ENVIRONMENT, AND THE SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT GOALS
5 Regenerating urban slums for the sustainable development goals in developing countries 85
Andrew Ebekozien, Clinton Aigbavboa, Mohamad Shaharudin Samsurijan and Radin
Badaruddin Rabin Firdaus
6 Urban green spaces for urban farms and the sustainable development goals 105
Alex Opoku, Judith Amudjie, Moohammed Wasim Yahia and
Victoria Maame Afriyie Kumah
7 Equitable productive urban green spaces as a goal towards sustainable development 122
Amritha Palakkadavath Kumarankutty
8 Advancing the sustainable development goals through the promotion of health
and well-being in the built environment 138
Alex Opoku, Francis K. Bondinuba, Nana Yaw Manaphraim and
Godwin Kugblenu
9 Gender equality in the built environment towards the 2030 agenda for
sustainable development 159
Alex Opoku, Edna Twumwaa Frimpong, Samuel Ekung and
Renee Etokakpan
10 Education for sustainable development, the built environment, and the
sustainable development goals 179
Alex Opoku, Samuel Ekung, Godwin Kugblenu and
Emad S. N. Mushtaha

PART III PLANET, BUILT ENVIRONMENT, AND THE SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT GOALS
11 Net-zero energy buildings and the sustainable development goals 197
Vian Ahmed, Sara Saboor, Hessa Ahmed Alshamsi, Fatima Ahmed Almarzooqi,
Mariam Abdalla Alketbi and Fatema Ahmed Al Marei
12 Retrofitting buildings towards the realisation of the sustainable development goals 218
Nutifafa Geh, Fidelis Emuze and Ericsson Mapfumo
13 Circular economy in the built environment: A catalyst for achieving the
sustainable development goals (SDGs) 232
Alex Opoku, Kofi Agyekum, Iva Bimpli and Ellen Amoh
14 Contributions of environmental management systems (ISO 14001) towards the
delivery of sustainable development goal 12 251
Rosemary Horry, Colin A. Booth and Abdul-Majeed Mahamadu
15 Impact of construction and demolition waste on the realization of the
sustainable development goals 266
B R Viswalekshmi, Deepthi Bendi, Alex Opoku and Godwin Kugblenu
16 Construction procurement and the sustainable development goals (SDGs) 281
Brandsford Kwame Gidigah, Kofi Agyekum, Bernard Kofi Baiden
and Edward Ayebeng Botchway
17 Lean construction and SDGs: Delivering value and performance in the
built environment 295
Alex Opoku, Ayomikun Solomon Adewumi, Ka Leung Lok (Lawrence)
and Ellen Amoh
18 Climate change, the built environment, and the sustainable
development goals 316
Yaning Qiao
19 Biodiversity conservation, the built environment, and the sustainable
development goals 331
Alex Opoku and Benjamin Baah

PART IV PROSPERITY, BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT GOALS
20 Urban futures, localisation, and the role of sustainable development goals 354
Timothy J. Dixon
21 Social value, the built environment, and the sustainable development goals 373
Ani Raiden, Andrew King and Alex Opoku
22 The built environment and industry/construction 4.0 technologies towards
achieving SDGs 388
Aseel A. Hussein and Ayomikun Solomon Adewumi
23 The role of infrastructure in achieving the sustainable development goals in
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) 405
Alex Opoku, Peter Guthrie, Yaning Qiao, Moohammed Wasim Yahia
and Kwabena Opoku-Ntim
24 Traditional architectural knowledge systems and the sustainable
development goals 421
Athira Sushama Bhaskaran, Amritha Palakkadavath Kumarankutty and
Chithra Kurukkanari
25 Sustainable facility management practices and the sustainable
development goals 440
Ka Leung Lok (Lawrence), Alex Opoku, Andrew J. Smith and
Ka Lam Cheung

PART V PARTNERSHIP, BUILT ENVIRONMENT, AND THE
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
26 Public-private partnerships (PPPs) for the realisation of the sustainable
development agenda in the built environment 458
Sulafa Badi and Mohamed Alhosani
27 Organisational learning and stakeholder engagement in construction towards
the realisation of the SDGs 482
Samuel Ekung, Alex Opoku and Isaac Odesola
28 The contribution of project management to the sustainable development goals 501
Alex Opoku, Georgios Kapogiannis, Kelvin Saddul and Dickson Osei-Asibey
29 Contemporary issues in construction affecting the realisation of the SDGs in
developing countries 524
Samuel Ekung, Alex Opoku and Christian Asuquo
30 The emerging trends in built environment research and the sustainable
development goals (SDGs) 541
Kenneth Otasowie, Clinton Aigbavboa and Ayodeji Emmanuel Oke
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