Sustainable urban infrastructure

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The analysis of urban infrastructure has evolved from the considerations about housing and city segregation to a systemic view of new facilities, and utilities that are mindful of urban metabolism and vulnerabilities, e-cities, and communications networks. Disaster mitigation, maintenance and sustainability or urban services (water systems, waste management, renewable energy) are topics where further research can be helpful.

This systematic review investigates what the sustainable urban infrastructure prevailing themes are, and how such themes have evolved. The main themes were identified to be storm-water, developing countries, cities, investments, urban areas, environmental impact, life cycle, climate change, urban infrastructure and vulnerability. Sustainable urban infrastructure themes have evolved from modernity in urbanism, slum areas, and degradation of urban spaces in the mid of last century to ecological views of the built environment, and urban networks.

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