TECHNE: Special Series Vol. 2
Essays and Viewpoint

Towards urban transition: implementing nature-based solutions and renewable energies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Valentina Oquendo Di Cosola
Department of Construction and Technology in Architecture, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Francesca Olivieri
Department of Construction and Technology in Architecture, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Lorenzo Olivieri
Department of Construction and Technology in Architecture, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Jorge Adán Sánchez-Reséndiz
Department of Construction and Technology in Architecture, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Published March 22, 2021
Keywords
  • Cities,
  • Nature-Based Solutions,
  • Renewable energy,
  • Sustainable Development Goals,
  • Systemic approach
How to Cite
Oquendo Di Cosola, V., Olivieri, F., Olivieri, L., & Sánchez-Reséndiz, J. A. (2021). Towards urban transition: implementing nature-based solutions and renewable energies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (2), 102-105. https://doi.org/10.13128/techne-10691

Abstract

Cities today are the scene of major problems linked to air pollution, resource consumption, and inequality. The Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development proposes a roadmap for the transition to more resilient and sustainable city models. This challenge can only be met through systemic innovation, which produces technological, social, environmental, and cultural changes. The integration of nature-based technologies is a tool for the transformation of the current city model. This essay analyses the international context of sustainable development in cities, and the different possibilities for transforming urban space, with the final aim of making a concrete contribution to solutions that guarantee the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), decarbonise the current model, and ensure the participation of citizens in the process. 

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