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  • GIS-based location suitability of decentralized, medium scale bioenergy developments to estimate transport CO2 emissions and costs 

    Kurka, Thomas; Jefferies, Christopher; Blackwood, David J. (Elsevier, 2012-11)
    This paper presents a transferable and adaptable GIS-based approach to identify suitable locations of medium scale CHP bioenergy plants. Location suitability of bioenergy plants is of particular importance in planning ...
  • Immersive and non immersive 3D virtual city: decision support tool for urban sustainability 

    Isaacs, John P.; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Blackwood, David J.; Falconer, Ruth E. (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, 2011-01)
    Sustainable urban planning decisions must not only consider the physical structure of the urban development but the economic, social and environmental factors. Due to the prolonged times scales of major urban development ...
  • Increasing discrimination in multi-criteria analysis 

    Barannik, Valeriy; Blackwood, David J.; Falconer, Ruth E. (Glasgow Caledonian University, 2007-08)
    Multi criteria methods for supporting decision-making procedures are widely used in sustainability assessment. One of the most important steps in decision-making procedures is the evaluation of policy options or alternatives ...
  • Leaky sewers: assessing the hydrology and impact of exfiltration in urban sewers 

    Ellis, J. B.; Revitt, D. M.; Blackwood, David J.; Gilmour, Daniel J. (British Hydrology Society, 2004-07)
  • Making asset investment decisions for wastewater systems that include sustainability 

    Ashley, Richard; Blackwood, David J.; Butler, David; Jowitt, Paul; Davies, John; Smith, Heidi; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Oltean-Dumbrava, Crina (American Society of Civil Engineers, 2008-03)
    Effective integrated water management is a key component of the World Water Vision and the way in which aspirations for water equity may be realized. Part of the vision includes the promotion of sustainability of water ...
  • Modelling and visualizing sustainability assessment in urban environments 

    Isaacs, John P.; Falconer, Ruth E.; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Blackwood, David J. (Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 2010-09-06)
    Major urban development projects extend over prolonged timescales (up to 25 years in the case of major regeneration projects), involve a large number of stakeholders, and necessitate complex decision making. Comprehensive ...
  • Participatory selection of sustainability criteria and indicators for bioenergy developments 

    Kurka, Thomas; Blackwood, David J. (Elsevier, 2013-08)
    This paper presents a generic approach for selecting sustainability criteria and indicators (C&I) by using a participatory methodology. Selecting appropriate C&I to assess the sustainability of projects or developments is ...
  • Real-time visual simulation of urban sustainability 

    Isaacs, John P.; Blackwood, David J.; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Falconer, Ruth E. (IGI Global, 2013)
    Sustainable decision making for strategic planning is a challenging process: requiring an understanding of the complex interactions among environmental, economic and social factors. Commonly, such decisions are dominated ...
  • The role of visualisation in effective sustainability assessment 

    Isaacs, John P.; Blackwood, David J.; Falconer, Ruth E.; Gilmour, Daniel J. (SUE-MoT, 2007-06-27)
    Sustainable decision making in urban design is a complex and non-linear process that requires the interaction of a wide variety of stakeholders. A number of sustainable decision support tools have previously been developed ...
  • Selection of MCA methods to support decision making for renewable energy developments 

    Kurka, Thomas; Blackwood, David J. (Elsevier, 2013-11)
    This paper presents a transferable and adaptable approach for selecting a suitable Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) method covering the stages of the ‘MCA cycle’ for decision making in the renewable energy sector. Selecting ...
  • Session: management of drainage near source – disconnection/minimise surface water entering public drainage 

    Smith, K. W. S.; Jefferies, Christopher; Blackwood, David J. (IAHR/IWA, 2008-08)
    Many combined sewer networks are currently constrained due to lack of capacity. Surface water entering the network may have an impact on the local environment by causing additional spills from Combined Sewer Overflows ...
  • Sustainable decision making for the UK water industry 

    Ashley, R.; Blackwood, David J.; Butler, D.; Davies, J.; Jowitt, P.; Smith, H. (Thomas Telford, 2003-03)
    Sustainable development serves as a comprehensive framework for the formation of policies and actions that integrate environmental, economic, and social issues. It recognises that the Earth's natural systems are not only ...
  • Sustainable development indicators for major infrastructure projects 

    Gilmour, Daniel J.; Blackwood, David J.; Banks, Les; Wilson, Fergus (Thomas Telford, 2011)
    The paper presents ongoing research to develop a sustainability enhancement framework for the major Dundee Central Waterfront urban re-development project. The enhancement concept recognises a need to ensure that sustainability ...
  • Sustainable disposal of domestic sanitary waste 

    Ashley, Richard; Blackwood, David J.; Souter, Nicki; Hendry, Sarah; Moir, James; Dunkerley, Judith; Davies, John; Butler, David; Cook, Andrew; Conlin, Jim; Squibbs, Martin; Britton, Andrew; Goldie, Peter (American Society of Civil Engineers, 2005-02)
    The study presented is an example of the assessment of the relative sustainability of either option for disposal of domestic sanitary waste, either via the toilet or via the solid waste route. This required an evaluation ...
  • Sustainable urban development in practice: the SAVE concept 

    Blackwood, David J.; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Isaacs, John P.; Kurka, Thomas; Falconer, Ruth E. (Pion, 2014)
    The need for sustainable development of the urban environment presents the research community with a number of challenges and opportunities. A considerable volume of research has been undertaken into the constituent parts ...
  • Sustainable urban developments: stakeholder engagement through 3D visualisation 

    Isaacs, John P.; Falconer, Ruth E.; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Blackwood, David J. (IASTED and ACTA Press, 2010-02-17)
    Rapidly increasing urban populations are placing increased pressure on social, economic and environmental resources. For our cities to cope with this demand we must ensure that any growth is sustainable. Tools already exist ...
  • SWARD: decision support processes for the UK water industry 

    Butler, D.; Jowitt, P.; Ashley, R.; Blackwood, David J.; Davies, J.; Oltean-Dumbrava, C.; McIlkenny, G.; Foxon, T.; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Smith, H.; Cavill, S.; Leach, M.; Pearson, P.; Gouda, H.; Samson, W.; Souter, N.; Hendry, S.; Moir, James; Bouchart, F. (Emerald, 2003)
    In industrialised countries water service providers (WSPs) must provide an appropriate level of service with an acceptable performance at an acceptable cost to customers. In the UK a move towards sustainable development ...
  • A unique approach to visualising sustainability in the built environment 

    Isaacs, John P.; Falconer, Ruth E.; Blackwood, David J. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2008-07)
    Developing sustainable urban environments is complex as it requires consideration of interacting social, economic and environmental sustain ability factors. The task is made even more difficult by the wide variety of ...
  • Using interactive 3D visualisation to educate stakeholders in urban sustainability 

    Falconer, Ruth E.; Isaacs, John P.; Blackwood, David J. (European Geosciences Union, 2010-05-04)
  • Visualisation & modelling for stakeholder education in sustainable water treatment 

    Isaacs, John P.; Falconer, Ruth E.; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Blackwood, David J. (Copernicus GmbH (Copernicus Publications), 2011-04)