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Sustainable real estate management practice: Exploring the priority of operational stage for actualizing sustainable built environment goal in sub-Saharan Africa

In the real estate and construction industry, the built       environment contributes to environmental crises and climate threats      . However, what are the environmental negative effects/impacts at the post-development stage (operational stages)? Are they different from those at virgin constructions? After the construction phase, what factors inhibit the adoption of sustainable real estate management practice, herein referred to as the green lease movement? To what extent has sustainable real estate management practice       been adopted in Nigerian commercial cities? Specifically, this study examines negative environmental crises at the operational stages and confirms if different from the conventional counterpart. It also examines the factors inhibiting the full adoption of sustainable real estate management practices. Similar to conventional construction, carbon dioxide emissions and toxic waste generation emerged       as the major negative effects/impacts during the operational stage. Lack of prerequi…

Type: journal article
Creators: Ogunba, Olusegun Adebayo; Dabara, Daniel Ibrahim; Gbadegesin, Job Taiwo;
Year: 2021
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Dendrogram-based disclosure method - 2021 - Kaminskyy Shakhovska Kryvinska Younas.pdf

Dendrograms-based disclosure method for evaluating cluster analysis in the IoT domain

The Internet of Things (IoT) generates huge amount of data at an extremely fast pace. Thus, it is important to classify such data objects into different groups or clusters in order to gain some valuable insights from data. This paper aims to develop a dendrograms-based method for 3D visualization of hierarchical clustering for multidimensional data which can be collected from IoT devices and open databases. This method is built on hierarchical clustering algorithm which is simple and efficient. It presents areas of the selected clusters and their objects on a plane, according to the coordinates defined by the open dendrogram. It defines rules for visualization of the dendrogram and allows to find the nature of clusters. The paper also proposes quantitative indicators of localization of objects and evaluation of clusters being formed. The proposed method is evaluated using IoT-based dataset prepared in two different forms. The proposed method significantly improves the quality of visualization and evaluation o…

Type: journal article
Creators: Kaminskyy, Roman; Shakhovska, Nataliya; Kryvinska, Natalia; Younas, Muhammad;
Year: 2021
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Fulltextrdc-decl 2022 (RADAR) - amended June 2022  (4) (1).pdf

Evaluating the real energy and environmental performance of an eco-housing development in England

Reducing carbon emissions in new urban areas plays an important role in climate change mitigation. Over the last two decades, an increasing number of urban eco-developments addressing sustainability and environmental challenges have been planned and delivered worldwide. However, as evaluations of the achieved (in-use) performance are rare and tend to focus on a particular aspect of performance and small dwelling samples, the true potential of these developments in reducing urban emissions is still not well understood. In response, this study conducted a more holistic evaluation of in-use performance of a large case study eco-housing development in England (157 dwellings), capturing household behaviours (energy, transportation, waste and food) and dwelling use (energy, carbon, water, indoor conditions). The study findings were based on a rich dataset, comprised of one year monitoring data of dwelling energy and water performance and indoor environmental conditions, performance of the community heating system, …

Type: thesis
Creators: Oreskovic, Luka;
Year: 2022
Access: openAccess
Status: Live|Last updated:November 28, 2022 1:39 PM
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Gender Work   Organization - 2022 - Handley - Troubling gender norms on Mumsnet  Working from home and parenting during the.pdf

Troubling gender norms on Mumsnet: Working from home and parenting during the UK's first COVID lockdown

This article examines the troubling of gender norms that unfolded on the social networking site, Mumsnet, at the beginning of the UK's first lockdown response to the COVID pandemic. Using an analysis of 7144 contributions which included the acronym 'WFH' (=working from home), posted from 1/3/2020 to 5/4/2020, the article examines how Mumsnet members talked about WFH whilst caring for toddlers and home-schooled children. Mumsnet discussions about everyday moral dilemmas create a discursive space for examining the situated rationalities and normative judgements which shape expectations of how to behave as a working parent. Drawing on post-structuralist discourse theory, the article shows how Mumsnet contributors generated alternative sub-categorisations of ‘good mums’, and destabilised discourse assumptions of intensive motherhood such as always ‘being there’ for their children, thereby ‘working the weakness in the norms’ (Butler, 1993) and creating potential for change.

Type: journal article
Creators: Handley, Karen Maria;
Year: 2022
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Status: Live|Last updated:November 25, 2022 5:51 PM
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is-this-a-book.pdfThe variety of books - 9781108940344 - 2022 - Phillips Kovač.pdf

The variety of books

This is a book about the book. Is this a book? is a question of wide appeal and interest. With the arrival of ebooks, digital narratives and audiobooks, the time is right for a fresh discussion of what is a book. Older definitions that rely solely on print no longer work, and as the boundaries of the book have been broken down, this volume offers a fresh and lively discussion of the form and purpose of the book. How does the audiobook fit into the book family? How is the role of reading changing in the light of digital developments? Does the book still deserve a privileged place in society? The authors present a dynamic model of the book and how it lives on in today's competitive media environment.

Type: book
Creators: Phillips, Angus; Kovač, Miha;
Year: 2022
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Ethical Dilemmas in Educational Research

Ethical dilemmas in educational research often pose interesting and challenging questions for researchers. A careful balance must be struck between the needs of participants, increasing regulatory guidelines and the academic freedom of the educational researcher. Forwarded by Professor Ian Menter this text addresses a unique gap by going beyond the guidelines and focusing on the specific dilemmas that the educational researcher faces; illustrated with real-life examples. The guidelines and roles of committees will be highlighted with an emphasis on misunderstandings and common purposes. Specific issues arising in the field will also be discussed. These include; ethical issues when using data; researching self; ethical implications for the researcher with lived experience; ethical dilemmas in action, involving issues of active participation and ongoing assent, issues of agency and privacy and researching for human rights and social justice. This is drawn together by reflecting on suggestions of ways forwar…

Type: book
Creators: Brown, Carol; Wild, Mary;
Year: 2022
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Status: Live|Last updated:November 25, 2022 4:56 PM
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Oxford-Cambridge arc - 2020 - Valler Jonas Robinson.pdf

Evaluating regional spatial imaginaries: The Oxford-Cambridge Arc

The process of imagination is central to region-formation, underpinning the spatial definition and territorial bounding of areas, the development of spatial identity and institutional capacity, and the cultivation of social relations and networks. While recent academic contributions have crystallised certain theoretical dimensions, attempts to evaluate the nature and efficacy of regional spatial imaginaries remain ad hoc. In this paper we derive a general evaluative frame and six associated criteria against which particular regional spatial imaginaries can be appraised. This is then deployed to evaluate two major episodes in the construction of the putative ‘Oxford-Cambridge Arc’ in southern England.

Type: journal article
Creators: Valler, David; Jonas, Andrew E.G.; Robinson, Laura;
Year: 2021
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The information coaches use to make team selection decisions: A scoping review and future recommendations

Selecting players for a team is one of the most important and recurring decisions sport coaches regularly make, impacting athletes, teams, and coaches. Despite this, relatively little is known about the information coaches use to make team selection decisions. In response to this, the following scoping review aims to (1) present literature that can offer insight into the information coaches use to make team selection decisions and (2) provide a platform from which researchers, practitioners, and coaches can explore this often taken-for-granted decision. The systematic literature search was conducted following guidelines set out by PRISMA. Given the small number of studies found (N=16), the extant literature fails to fully answer the question of why some players are selected and others are not. Results are therefore discussed in light of key theoretical approaches to decision making (i.e., information processing, naturalistic decision-making, and ecological psychology) to demonstrate the value of adopting each…

Type: journal article
Creators: Fiander, Matthew F.; Stebbings, Juliette; Coulson, Mark C.; Phelan, Simon;
Year: 2021
Access: openAccess
Status: Live|Last updated:November 25, 2022 4:51 PM
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ROAD dataset for autonomous driving - 2022 - Cuzzolin et al.pdfROAD_The_ROad_event_Awareness_Dataset_for_autonomous_Driving.pdf

ROAD: The ROad event Awareness Dataset for autonomous driving

Humans approach driving in a holistic fashion which entails, in particular, understanding road events and their evolution. Injecting these capabilities in an autonomous vehicle has thus the potential to take situational awareness and decision making closer to human-level performance. To this purpose, we introduce the ROad event Awareness Dataset (ROAD) for Autonomous Driving, to our knowledge the first of its kind. ROAD is designed to test an autonomous vehicle’s ability to detect road events, defined as triplets composed by a moving agent, the action(s) it performs and the corresponding scene locations. ROAD comprises 22 videos, originally from the Oxford RobotCar Dataset, annotated with bounding boxes showing the location in the image plane of each road event. We propose a number of relevant detection tasks and provide as a baseline a new incremental algorithm for online road event awareness, based on inflating RetinaNet along time. We also report the performance on the ROAD tasks of Slowfast and YOLOv5 det…

Type: journal article
Creators: Singh, Gurkit; Akrigg, Stephen; Di Maio, Manuele; Fontana, Valentina; Javanmard Alitappeh, Reza; Saha, Suman; Jeddisaravi, Kossar; Yousefi, Farzad; Culley, Jacob; Nicholson, Tom; Omokeowa, Jordan; Khan, Salman; Grazioso, Stanislao; Bradley, Andrew; Di Gironimo, Giuseppe; Cuzzolin, Fabio;
Year: 2022
Access: openAccess
Status: Live|Last updated:November 25, 2022 4:49 PM
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Leadership development evaluation - 2022 - Smith Edwards Palmer Bolden Watton.pdf

Leadership Development Evaluation (LDE): Reflections on a collaboratory approach

Purpose. This paper reports on the experience of attempting a ‘collaboratory’ approach in sharing knowledge about leadership development evaluation (LDE). A collaboratory intertwines ‘collaboration’ and ‘laboratory’ to create innovation networks for all sorts of social and technological problems. Approach. The authors, alongside a variety of public and private sector organisations, created the collaboratory. Within the process, we collected various forms of qualitative data (including interviews, observations, letter writing and postcards). Findings. Our findings show key areas of resonance, namely the ability for participants to network, a creation of a dynamic shift in thinking and practice and the effective blending of theory and practice. Importantly, there are some critiques of the collaboratory approach discussed, including complications around: a lack of ‘laboratory’ (hence bringing into question the idea of collaboratory itself), and the need to further develop the facilitation of such events. O…

Type: journal article
Creators: Smith, Simon M.; Edwards, Gareth; Palmer, Adam; Bolden, Richard; Watton, Emma;
Year: 2022
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Status: Live|Last updated:November 25, 2022 4:48 PM
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