Infrastructure Transitions and Urban Form in Salon 5
15:15 - 16:45
Cities are expressing interest in a number of sustainability outcomes, ranging from carbon mitigation, resource efficiency, health, equity, and disaster resilience, among others indicated in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Increasingly, many cities are recognizing that while in-boundary activities and impacts are important, tracking the transboundary performance of urban infrastructure systems using approaches such as Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), supply chain analysis, environmental footprinting and disaster response modeling is critical to achieving multiple sustainability outcomes.
This session will present an overview of the science and the practice of assessing multiple sustainability outcomes in cities with focus on urban infrastructure, presenting both research advances and city-application examples. The session will be largely discussion focused, and organized in two rounds: Round 1: What transboundary life cycle based tools are cities using to assess different aspects of sustainability? Round 2: What is the science of addressing health and resilience outcomes in cities ? Are these linked with other sustainability outcomes in cities?