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An exploratory study of the contributions to low carbon policy making in Bristol using WEF Nexus as a heuristic device (2020)
Thesis
Michalec, A. O. An exploratory study of the contributions to low carbon policy making in Bristol using WEF Nexus as a heuristic device. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490777

Cities around the world have taken up the challenge to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by designing policies to bring about low carbon futures. Research on climate change suggests that we are not only facing an issue of increased emissions but... Read More about An exploratory study of the contributions to low carbon policy making in Bristol using WEF Nexus as a heuristic device.

Building smart cities, the just way. A critical review of “smart” and “just” initiatives in Bristol, UK (2019)
Journal Article
Michalec, A. (., Longhurst, J., & Hayes, E. (2019). Building smart cities, the just way. A critical review of “smart” and “just” initiatives in Bristol, UK. Sustainable Cities and Society, 47, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2019.101510

This article investigates the application of the “smart cities” and “urban climate justice” concepts to two urban initiatives based in Bristol, UK. Both ideas are increasingly popular in academic literature. Yet, little is known about their understan... Read More about Building smart cities, the just way. A critical review of “smart” and “just” initiatives in Bristol, UK.

Co-designing food waste services in the catering sector (2018)
Journal Article
Michalec, A., Fodor, M., Hayes, E., & Longhurst, J. (2018). Co-designing food waste services in the catering sector. British Food Journal, 120(12), 2762-2777. https://doi.org/10.1108/BFJ-04-2018-0226

© 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present results from the action research project, where sustainability professionals, local businesses and academic researchers collaborated on exploring barriers for food w... Read More about Co-designing food waste services in the catering sector.

Enhancing the communication potential of smart metering for energy and water (2018)
Journal Article
Michalec, A., Hayes, E., Longhurst, J., & Tudgey, D. (2019). Enhancing the communication potential of smart metering for energy and water. Utilities Policy, 56, 33-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2018.11.002

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd The success of water and energy smart metering is highly contingent on a successful communication strategy. We report on the findings from a qualitative study involving discourse analysis of customer messaging and focus groups wit... Read More about Enhancing the communication potential of smart metering for energy and water.

Qualitative assessment of links between exposure to noise and air pollution and socioeconomic status (2018)
Report
Barnes, J., De Vito, L., Blanes Guàrdia, N., Fons Esteve, J., van Kamp, I., Marín Puig, A., …Michalec, A. (2018). Qualitative assessment of links between exposure to noise and air pollution and socioeconomic status

The scope of the work requested under this specific contract is to provide a report/assessment text that may be directly incorporated into EEA’s 2018 report exploring the linkages between socioeconomic status (SES) in Europe and exposure to air and n... Read More about Qualitative assessment of links between exposure to noise and air pollution and socioeconomic status.

Towards quantification of food waste in cities (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Michalec, A. O., Longhurst, J., & Hayes, E. (2017, May). Towards quantification of food waste in cities. Presented at Dresden Nexus Conference

The question of urban resilience faces two types of challenges: sudden shocks (e.g. flooding) and long-term stressors (e.g. water scarcity resulting from wasteful resources management over time). City decision makers can enhance urban resilience with... Read More about Towards quantification of food waste in cities.

Policy brief: Communicating the potential and limitations of smart meters
Other
Michalec, A. Policy brief: Communicating the potential and limitations of smart meters

Despite the industry promises of improved grid management and reduced carbon emissions, the research on metering provides conflicting evidence with regards to its effectiveness. Metering can have a positive impact on resource efficiency provided that... Read More about Policy brief: Communicating the potential and limitations of smart meters.


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