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The impact of COVID 19 on GCC construction industry (2022)
Journal Article
Umar, T. (2022). The impact of COVID 19 on GCC construction industry. International Journal of Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Technology, 13(2), Article 1. https://doi.org/10.4018/IJSSMET.20220301.oa1

The Coronavirus pandemic has badly affected everyone on the earth. Apart from losing thousands of lives, businesses and individuals are going to be affected by the long-lasting financial effects due to an expected global recession. The impact of the... Read More about The impact of COVID 19 on GCC construction industry.

The ascent of green crime: Exploring the nexus between the net zero transition and organized crime (2022)
Journal Article
Young, M., & Adkins, D. (2022). The ascent of green crime: Exploring the nexus between the net zero transition and organized crime. Journal of Financial Crime, 29(3), 789-791

This editorial highlights a fundamental gap in the existing literature base whereby the climate crisis is largely missing from journals covering all aspects of finance - including those that cover financial crime (for a wider discussion, see Stern, 2... Read More about The ascent of green crime: Exploring the nexus between the net zero transition and organized crime.

Towards adoption of mobile data collection for effective adaptation and climate risk management in Africa (2022)
Journal Article
Adekola, O., Lamond, J., Adelekan, I., Bhattacharya-Mis, N., Mboto, E., Eze, B., & Ujoh, F. (in press). Towards adoption of mobile data collection for effective adaptation and climate risk management in Africa. Geoscience Data Journal, https://doi.org/10.1002/gdj3.156

The collection and use of data on climate change and its impacts are crucial for effective climate adaptation and climate risk management. The revolution in internet access, technology and costs has led to a shift from using traditional paper-based d... Read More about Towards adoption of mobile data collection for effective adaptation and climate risk management in Africa.

Impact of coastal disasters on women in urban slums: A new index (2022)
Journal Article
Kantamaneni, K., Panneer, S., Sudha Rani, N. N., Palaniswamy, U., Bhat, L. D., Jimenez-Bescos, C., & Rice, L. (2022). Impact of coastal disasters on women in urban slums: A new index. Sustainability, 14(6), https://doi.org/10.3390/su14063472

Coastal hazards, particularly cyclones, floods, erosion and storm surges, are emerging as a cause for major concern in the coastal regions of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India. Serious coastal disaster events have become more common in recent decades... Read More about Impact of coastal disasters on women in urban slums: A new index.

A cultural intelligent leadership: Architecture and the built environment (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Marco, E., Bourne, A., & Scott, K. (2022, March). A cultural intelligent leadership: Architecture and the built environment. Presented at Advance HE Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2022: Inclusive Institutions in Action, Manchester

Inequalities and the attainment gap persist in Higher Education, whilst transforming Construction Industry diversity could take up to 200 years. This study examines the authentic development of a culturally intelligent leadership in Architecture and... Read More about A cultural intelligent leadership: Architecture and the built environment.

A multi-data geospatial approach for understanding flood risk in the coastal plains of Tamil Nadu, India (2022)
Journal Article
George, S. L., Kantamaneni, K., V, R. A., Prasad, K. A., Shekhar, S., Panneer, S., …Balasubramani, K. (in press). A multi-data geospatial approach for understanding flood risk in the coastal plains of Tamil Nadu, India. Earth, 3(1), 383-400. https://doi.org/10.3390/earth3010023

The coastal plains of Tamil Nadu, India, are prone to floods, the most common disaster experienced in this region almost every year. This research aims to identify flood risks in the coastal plain region of Tamil Nadu, delineated through a watershed... Read More about A multi-data geospatial approach for understanding flood risk in the coastal plains of Tamil Nadu, India.

Development of an analytical model for the FRP retrofitted deficient interior reinforced concrete beam-column joints (2022)
Journal Article
Zia, A., Pu, Z., Holly, I., Umar, T., & Tariq, M. A. U. R. (2022). Development of an analytical model for the FRP retrofitted deficient interior reinforced concrete beam-column joints. Applied Sciences, 12(5), https://doi.org/10.3390/app12052339

Beam‐column joints (BCJs) constructed until the 1970s carry a low shear capability due to the absence of shear reinforcement. Fiber‐reinforced polymers (FRP) are more reliable than other materials to strengthen a weak BCJ. To date, plenty of analytic... Read More about Development of an analytical model for the FRP retrofitted deficient interior reinforced concrete beam-column joints.

Developing a safety climate assessment tool for Omani construction industry (2022)
Journal Article
Umar, T., & Umeokafor, N. (2022). Developing a safety climate assessment tool for Omani construction industry. International Journal of Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Technology, 13(1), https://doi.org/10.4018/IJSSMET.296265

One of the methods that could improve the safety performance of construction organizations is the safety climate approach, which is helpful to know the existing maturity level of the safety climate and to develop plans to achieve the required level... Read More about Developing a safety climate assessment tool for Omani construction industry.

Exploring the GCC progress towards United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (2022)
Journal Article
Umar, T., & Umeokafor, N. (2022). Exploring the GCC progress towards United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, 13(1), 1-32. https://doi.org/10.4018/ijsesd.2022010105

The United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals were agreed in 2015 by all the members' countries to be achieved by 2030. The results of several reports reveal that some countries are making good progress to achieve these goals, the progress of o... Read More about Exploring the GCC progress towards United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Are current UK coastal defences good enough for Tomorrow? An assessment of vulnerability to coastal erosion (2022)
Journal Article
Kantamaneni, K., Rice, L., Du, X., Allali, B., & Yenneti, K. (in press). Are current UK coastal defences good enough for Tomorrow? An assessment of vulnerability to coastal erosion. Coastal Management, 50(2), 142-159 . https://doi.org/10.1080/08920753.2022.2022971

Coastal vulnerability and its physical, economic and social consequences at national and international scales is of high scientific, political and policy interest. Anthropogenic climate change and coastal erosion threaten the very fabric of a society... Read More about Are current UK coastal defences good enough for Tomorrow? An assessment of vulnerability to coastal erosion.

The great lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 and its implications: Lessons for low and middle-income countries (2022)
Journal Article
Panneer, S., Kantamaneni, K., Akkayasamy, V. S., Susairaj, A. X., Panda, P. K., Acharya, S. S., …Pushparaj, R. R. B. (2022). The great lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 and its implications: Lessons for low and middle-income countries. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19010610

Concern for public health has been growing with the increasing volume of cases of COVID-19 in India. To combat this pandemic, India has implemented nationwide lockdowns, and unlocking phases continue with certain restrictions in different parts of th... Read More about The great lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 and its implications: Lessons for low and middle-income countries.

Healthy cities, diseasogenic cities and the Global South (2021)
Book Chapter
Rice, L. (2021). Healthy cities, diseasogenic cities and the Global South. In A. A. R. Ioris (Ed.), Environment and Development: Challenges, Policies and Practices (37-65). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55416-3

There are growing urban health issues globally, whereby social and environmental living conditions in cities and towns are contributing to poor health outcomes. As the Global South is predicted to house almost all new cities and the majority of all u... Read More about Healthy cities, diseasogenic cities and the Global South.

Practicing Flânerie: Imagined and applied walking strategies in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa (2021)
Book Chapter
Lavinia, B., Bibi, B., & Rice, L. (2021). Practicing Flânerie: Imagined and applied walking strategies in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa. In K. Comfort, & . M. Papalas (Eds.), New Directions in Flânerie: Global Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century. London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

In late 2019, a poetry-writing “walkshop” in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, was organized in collaboration with two local arts organizations. In this chapter, the walkshop is contextualized within debates on flânerie in South African cities, and att... Read More about Practicing Flânerie: Imagined and applied walking strategies in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa.

Key factors influencing the implementation of three-dimensional printing in construction (2021)
Journal Article
Umar, T. (2021). Key factors influencing the implementation of three-dimensional printing in construction. Proceedings of the ICE - Management, Procurement and Law, 174(3), 104-117. https://doi.org/10.1680/jmapl.19.00029

Due to its wider applications and advantages, three-dimensional (3D) printing has attracted the attention of various industries in the past years. Although the implementation of 3D printing in many industries still has challenges, progress in the con... Read More about Key factors influencing the implementation of three-dimensional printing in construction.

Prioritising storage practices: A new approach to housing design thinking (2021)
Journal Article
Marco, E., Oliveira, S., & Katie Williams, E. M. (2021). Prioritising storage practices: A new approach to housing design thinking. Interiority, 4(2), 223-248. https://doi.org/10.7454/in.v4i2.104

Inhabitants of UK housing have more possessions than ever, whilst space for living in standardised houses is at a premium. The acquisition of material possessions, and how it affects both space and inhabitants’ wellbeing, has not previously been cons... Read More about Prioritising storage practices: A new approach to housing design thinking.

The architectural model as augmenting a sensory ethnography (2021)
Journal Article
Marco, E., Sinnett, D., Oliveira, S., & Williams, K. (2021). The architectural model as augmenting a sensory ethnography. Design Journal, 24(6), 843-864. https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2021.1949237

This study explores the effectiveness of the architectural model as a means of implementing a sensory ethnographical research methodology. An architectural model, constructed as part of a wider design research approach, became the visual probe in a s... Read More about The architectural model as augmenting a sensory ethnography.

Institutional imperfections and buyer-induced holdout in land acquisition (2021)
Journal Article
Saha, S., Chowdhury, P. R., Roy, J., & Wiejak-Roy, G. (2021). Institutional imperfections and buyer-induced holdout in land acquisition. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 177(3), 261-298. https://doi.org/10.1628/jite-2021-0012

We look beyond the well-studied issues of fair compensation, regulatory takings, and seller-induced holdout that arise in the government purchase of land for economic development. We argue that political rivalry distorts land acquisition negotiatio... Read More about Institutional imperfections and buyer-induced holdout in land acquisition.

Design for safety in construction in Nigeria: a qualitative inquiry of the critical opportunities (2021)
Journal Article
Umeokafor, N., Okoro, C., Diugwu, I., & Umar, T. (in press). Design for safety in construction in Nigeria: a qualitative inquiry of the critical opportunities. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJBPA-05-2021-0066

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the critical opportunities for design for safety (DFS), the potential statutory (and non-statutory) health and safety (H&S) responsibilities of designers including DFS and its workability in develo... Read More about Design for safety in construction in Nigeria: a qualitative inquiry of the critical opportunities.

Developing a blue-green infrastructure (BGI) community engagement framework template (2021)
Journal Article
Everett, G., Lamond, J., & Adekola, O. (in press). Developing a blue-green infrastructure (BGI) community engagement framework template. URBAN DESIGN International, https://doi.org/10.1057/s41289-021-00167-5

There is growing recognition that Blue-Green Infrastructure (BGI) (parklands, swales, ponds and green roofs, etc.) can reduce flood-risk and also benefit public health and improve environmental quality (air/water quality, biodiversity, etc.). Communi... Read More about Developing a blue-green infrastructure (BGI) community engagement framework template.