Smart Cities as a Solution for Reducing Urban Waste and Pollution

Smart Cities as a Solution for Reducing Urban Waste and Pollution

Goh Bee Hua (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: June, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 362
ISBN13: 9781522503026|ISBN10: 1522503021|EISBN13: 9781522503033|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0302-6


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.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Building Components
  • Emission Reduction
  • Noise Pollution
  • Passive Design Strategies
  • Sustainable Construction Materials
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Transportation Efficiency

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Goh Bee Hua received the NUS Overseas Graduate Scholarship to pursue her doctoral study at the University College London in 1994 and obtained her Ph.D. in Building in 1997. She had since contributed over 65 research articles to top peer-reviewed journals and several leading conferences in her field, achieving for publication performance a citations H-index of 10 which excludes self-citations. She had also published a book chapter on Green BIM in the Handbook of Research on Building Information Modelling and Construction Informatics, and a book on Implementing IT Business Strategy in the Construction Industry. In 2007, she had received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award conferred by the International Federation for Information Processing’s Technical Committee 8.9 on Enterprise Information Systems, IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Technical Committee and Taylor & Francis Group. In 2015, she had received the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Outstanding Reviewer Award for the Journal of Management in Engineering. She also holds a M.Sc. in Building and B.Sc. in Building (2nd Upper Class Hons.) from NUS, and a Diploma in Building (with Merit) from the Singapore Polytechnic.