Sustainable Cities and Society

(The TQCC of Sustainable Cities and Society is 39. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-03-01 to 2023-03-01.)
Determinants of the ecological footprint: Role of renewable energy, natural resources, and urbanization355
Modeling and forecasting building energy consumption: A review of data-driven techniques315
Can cities become smart without being sustainable? A systematic review of the literature296
Linking economic growth and ecological footprint through human capital and biocapacity239
Impact of urbanization on CO2 emissions in emerging economy: Evidence from Pakistan205
Urban resilience: A conceptual framework176
Local climate zone ventilation and urban land surface temperatures: Towards a performance-based and wind-sensitive planning proposal in megacities165
The Lisbon ranking for smart sustainable cities in Europe159
Do economic activities cause air pollution? Evidence from China’s major cities151
Techno-economic analysis and size optimization of an off-grid hybrid photovoltaic, fuel cell and diesel generator system147
Smart parking in IoT-enabled cities: A survey136
An approach to examining performances of cool/hot sources in mitigating/enhancing land surface temperature under different temperature backgrounds based on landsat 8 image136
Towards the next generation of green building for urban heat island mitigation: Zero UHI impact building130
A global comparison and assessment of incentive policy on electric vehicle promotion126
Urban greening through nature-based solutions – Key characteristics of an emerging concept125
Investigation of the ecological footprint’s driving factors: What we learn from the experience of emerging economies121
Enhancing urban ventilation performance through the development of precinct ventilation zones: A case study based on the Greater Sydney, Australia117
Investigation into the differences among several outdoor thermal comfort indices against field survey in subtropics110
A comprehensive study of geothermal heating and cooling systems109
Urban sustainability assessment framework development: The ranking and weighting of sustainability indicators using analytic hierarchy process107
Fast-charging station deployment for battery electric bus systems considering electricity demand charges107
Towards smart sustainable cities: A review of the role digital citizen participation could play in advancing social sustainability104
Fusing TensorFlow with building energy simulation for intelligent energy management in smart cities102
Daily urban air quality index forecasting based on variational mode decomposition, sample entropy and LSTM neural network102
A survey on cybersecurity, data privacy, and policy issues in cyber-physical system deployments in smart cities102
Tuning machine learning models for prediction of building energy loads98
The effects of urbanization and industrialization on decoupling economic growth from carbon emission – A case study of China94
Measuring the efficiency and driving factors of urban land use based on the DEA method and the PLS-SEM model—A case study of 35 large and medium-sized cities in China94
A multi-country convergence analysis of ecological footprint and its components93
Multi-objective home energy management with battery energy storage systems91
Stearic acid/expanded graphite as a composite phase change thermal energy storage material for tankless solar water heater91
Energy-efficiency measures for heritage buildings: A literature review90
Development of sustainability assessment tool for existing buildings89
Is smart city resilient? Evidence from China89
Mitigating the urban heat island in a residential area in Tehran: Investigating the role of vegetation, materials, and orientation of buildings87
Flood risk assessment of metro systems in a subsiding environment using the interval FAHP-FCA approach87
Developing a sustainable smart city framework for developing economies: An Indian context86
The close relationship between informal economic growth and carbon emissions in Tunisia since 1980: The (ir)relevance of structural breaks85
Social inequalities in neighborhood visual walkability: Using street view imagery and deep learning technologies to facilitate healthy city planning85
Implications of climate changes to building energy and design84
Smarter ecosystems for smarter cities? A review of trends, technologies, and turning points for smart urban forestry84
An efficient anonymous mutual authentication technique for providing secure communication in mobile cloud computing for smart city applications84
A novel control strategy and power management of hybrid PV/FC/SC/battery renewable power system-based grid-connected microgrid83
Developing a social sustainability assessment framework82
Mapping urban resilience to disasters – A review82
Nonlinear autoregressive and random forest approaches to forecasting electricity load for utility energy management systems81
Analyzing long lasting effects of environmental policies: Evidence from low, middle and high income economies79
Sustainable design of a municipal solid waste management system considering waste separators: A real-world application79
An innovative PCM system for thermal comfort improvement and energy demand reduction in building under different climate conditions79
Development and application of linear ventilation and temperature models for indoor environmental prediction and HVAC systems control79
Optimal energy management and control aspects of distributed microgrid using multi-agent systems77
A review study about energy renovation of building facades with BIPV in urban environment75
Comparison of urban growth patterns and changes between three urban agglomerations in China and three metropolises in the USA from 1995 to 201575
Smart-sustainability: A new urban fix?74
Decoupling analysis of CO2 emissions from transport sector in Cameroon70
Government championed strategies to overcome the barriers to public building energy efficiency retrofit projects68
Critical sustainable development factors in the adaptive reuse of urban industrial buildings. A fuzzy DEMATEL approach67
Optimal performance of CCHP based microgrid considering environmental issue in the presence of real time demand response67
A review of reinforcement learning methodologies for controlling occupant comfort in buildings67
Coupling coordination degree for urbanization city-industry integration level: Sichuan case66
Assessment of Social Sustainability Indicators in Mass Housing Construction: A Case Study of Mehr Housing Project65
Association between street greenery and walking behavior in older adults in Hong Kong65
Review on performance aspects of nearly zero-energy districts64
A review on optimization and cost-optimal methodologies in low-energy buildings design and environmental considerations64
Design and development of distributed solar PV systems: Do the current tools work?64
Autonomous vehicles in the sustainable cities, the beginning of a green adventure61
Contribution of shared bikes to carbon dioxide emission reduction and the economy in Beijing61
A review and outlook for integrated BIM application in green building assessment61
Assessing the thermal comfort effects of green spaces: A systematic review of methods, parameters, and plants’ attributes59
Multi-objective optimization based robust scheduling of electric vehicles aggregator58
Evaluating the spatial distribution and the intensity of urban heat island using remote sensing, case study of Isfahan city in Iran58
Quantifying the seasonal contribution of coupling urban land use types on Urban Heat Island using Land Contribution Index: A case study in Wuhan, China58
Distribution of droplet aerosols generated by mouth coughing and nose breathing in an air-conditioned room57
Multi- criteria decision analysis FANP based on GIS for siting municipal solid waste incineration power plant in the north of Iran57
Optimization of household energy consumption towards day-ahead retail electricity price in home energy management systems56
The spatio-temporal trends of urban growth and surface urban heat islands over two decades in the Semarang Metropolitan Region56
Urbanization and income inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa55
Risk assessment of urban rooftop distributed PV in energy performance contracting (EPC) projects: An extended HFLTS-DEMATEL fuzzy synthetic evaluation analysis55
Are we safe inside? Indoor air quality in relation to outdoor concentration of PM10 and PM2.5 and to characteristics of homes54
The contribution of Urban Food Policies toward food security in developing and developed countries: A network analysis approach54
Energy management of smart homes equipped with energy storage systems considering the PAR index based on real-time pricing53
A study of appliance ownership and electricity consumption determinants in urban Ghanaian households53
Analyzing spatial patterns, driving forces and predicting future growth scenarios for supporting sustainable urban growth: Evidence from Tabriz metropolitan area, Iran52
Roles of past, present, and future land use and anthropogenic heat release changes on urban heat island effects in Hanoi, Vietnam: Numerical experiments with a regional climate model52
Attention and sentiment of Chinese public toward green buildings based on Sina Weibo51
Incorporating online monitoring data into fast prediction models towards the development of artificial intelligent ventilation systems51
A decision support system for assessment of street lighting tenders based on energy performance indicators and environmental criteria: Overview, methodology and case study51
Spatiotemporal dynamic simulation of land-use and landscape-pattern in the Pearl River Delta, China50
A multi-criteria decision-making framework for building sustainability assessment in Kazakhstan50
A Novel framework for integrating United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into sustainable non-residential building assessment and management in Jordan49
Multi-criteria comprehensive study on predictive algorithm of hourly heating energy consumption for residential buildings49
Do grey infrastructures always elevate urban temperature? No, utilizing grey infrastructures to mitigate urban heat island effects49
Impact of climate change on demands for heating and cooling energy in hospitals: An in-depth case study of six islands located in the Indian Ocean region49
Software-defined wireless sensor networks in smart grids: An overview48
Analysis and interpretation of the particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) concentrations at the subway stations in Beijing, China48
Technical and economical bi-objective design of a grid-connected photovoltaic/diesel generator/fuel cell energy system47
Artificial Neural Network based Smart and Energy Efficient Street Lighting System: A Case Study for Residential area in Hosur47
What makes the difference in construction carbon emissions between China and USA?47
Experimental study of local thermal comfort and ventilation performance for mixing, displacement and stratum ventilation in an office47
Response of nitrogen pollution in surface water to land use and social-economic factors in the Weihe River watershed, northwest China47
Multimodal accessibility-based equity assessment of urban public facilities distribution46
An applied framework to evaluate the impact of indoor office environmental factors on occupants’ comfort and working conditions46
The analysis of catchment areas of metro stations using trajectory data generated by dockless shared bikes46
A multi-stage optimization of pedestrian level wind environment and thermal comfort with lift-up design in ideal urban canyons46
Enhancing public acceptance towards waste-to-energy incineration projects: Lessons learned from a case study in China46
Comprehensive evaluation model for water environment carrying capacity based on VPOSRM framework: A case study in Wuhan, China46
Development and improvement of occupant behavior models towards realistic building performance simulation: A review46
Dynamics and scenarios of carbon emissions in China’s construction industry45
Improvement of thermal inertia effect in buildings using shape stabilized PCM wallboard based on the enthalpy-temperature function45
Three-dimensional dynamic response analysis of a single-ring structure in a prefabricated subway station45
Evaluation of thermal environment by coupling CFD analysis and wireless-sensor measurements of a full-scale room with cooling system45
Exploration on the spatial spillover effect of infrastructure network on urbanization: A case study in Wuhan urban agglomeration45
Examining the associations between urban built environment and noise pollution in high-density high-rise urban areas: A case study in Wuhan, China45
An intelligent hybrid model for air pollutant concentrations forecasting: Case of Beijing in China45
Low carbon effects of urban underground space44
Experimental study on maximum smoke temperature beneath the ceiling induced by carriage fire in a tunnel with ceiling smoke extraction44
Model tests on longitudinal surface settlement caused by shield tunnelling in sandy soil44
A model for urban sector drivers of carbon emissions43
Constructing urban dynamic transportation planning strategies for improving quality of life and urban sustainability under emerging growth management principles43
Estimation of Ecosystem Services (EESs) loss due to transformation of Local Climatic Zones (LCZs) in Sriniketan-Santiniketan Planning Area (SSPA)West Bengal, India43
Optimal PI controller of DVR to enhance the performance of hybrid power system feeding a remote area in Egypt43
Exposure of urban food–energy–water (FEW) systems to water scarcity43
Mobile monitoring of air pollution using low cost sensors to visualize spatio-temporal variation of pollutants at urban hotspots43
The impact of glazing ratio and window configuration on occupants’ comfort and energy demand: The case study of a school building in Eskisehir, Turkey42
Climate change and environmental degradation and the drivers of migration in the context of shrinking cities: A case study of Khuzestan province, Iran42
Evaluation of city sustainability using the deviation maximization method42
CFD modelling of vegetation barrier effects on the reduction of traffic-related pollutant concentration in an avenue of Pamplona, Spain42
Street canyon ventilation and airborne pollutant dispersion: 2-D versus 3-D CFD simulations42
Dust pollution: Its removal and effect on foliage physiology of urban trees41
Adaptation of climate-responsive building design strategies and resilience to climate change in the hot/arid region of Khartoum, Sudan41
Thai sentiment analysis with deep learning techniques: A comparative study based on word embedding, POS-tag, and sentic features41
Energy saving potential for residential buildings in hot climates: The case of Oman41
Evaluating the urban land use plan with transit accessibility41
Socio-environmental costs of underground space use for urban sustainability41
LES for pedestrian level wind around an idealized building array—Assessment of sensitivity to influencing parameters41
The spatial and temporal evolution of coordinated ecological and socioeconomic development in the provinces along the Silk Road Economic Belt in China41
Water demand management strategies for water-scarce cities: The case of Spain41
Determining the relative importance of sustainability evaluation criteria of urban transportation network40
Quantifying flexibility of residential electric vehicle charging loads using non-intrusive load extracting algorithm in demand response40
Prefecture-level city shrinkage on the regional dimension in China: Spatiotemporal change and internal relations40
Mapping the energy flexibility potential of single buildings equipped with optimally-controlled heat pump, gas boilers and thermal storage40
Towards a resilience management guideline — Cities as a starting point for societal resilience40
Thermodynamic and exergy analysis of a combined pumped hydro and compressed air energy storage system39
Large-scale ecological red line planning in urban agglomerations using a semi-automatic intelligent zoning method39
Energy hybridization photovoltaic/diesel generator/pump storage hydroelectric management based on online optimal fuel consumption per kWh39
The impact of green infrastructure on human health and well-being: The example of the Huckleberry Trail and the Heritage Community Park and Natural Area in Blacksburg, Virginia39
A simplified HVAC energy prediction method based on degree-day39
Building back better: The COVID-19 pandemic and transport policy implications for a developing megacity39