This book aims to explore how sustainability transitions can be explored in current and future cities and how research and policy approaches can be applied to change urban life as we know it, hence aligning the two thematic of urban science and future science, for achieving deep decarbonization. On this, the discourse on philosophy, ethics, and morality appertaining to sustainable cities and urban transitions, across disciplines, are also welcomed as it provides a deeper understanding of humanity in future scenarios.
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Dr. Zaheer Allam holds a Ph.D. in Humanities, a Master of Arts (Res), an MBA, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Architectural Science from universities in Australia and the United Kingdom. Based in Mauritius, he is the chairperson of the National Youth Environment Council (NYEC) and a board member of the Mauritius Renewable Energy Agency (MARENA) and works on a number of projects on the thematic of smart cities and on strategies dwelling in the increasing role of technology in culture and the society. Via his engagement in research, Zaheer is a honorary fellow at Deakin University and research fellow for the Sorbonne Business School and Hiroshima University. Zaheer is also the African representative of the International Society of Biourbanism (ISB), member of the Advisory Circle of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), and a member of a number of other international bodies. He holds a number of awards and commendations, including an elevation to the rank of Officer of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean by the President of Mauritius. He is the author of over 115 peer-reviewed publications and author of 8 books on the subject of smart, sustainable, and future cities.