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Servitization in Support of Sustainable Cities: What Are Steel’s Contributions and Challenges?

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Pinto, Julian Torres de Miranda
dc.contributor.author Morales, Manuel
dc.contributor.author Fedoruk, Mariia
dc.contributor.author Diemer, Arnaud
dc.contributor.author Kovaleva, Marina
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-18T10:55:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-18T10:55:05Z
dc.date.issued 2019-02-07
dc.identifier.citation Pinto, J.T.M.; Morales, M.E.; Fedoruk, M.; Kovaleva, M.; Diemer, A. Servitization in Support of Sustainable Cities: What Are Steel’s Contributions and Challenges? Sustainability 2019, 11, 855.
dc.identifier.issn 2071-1050
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/1808
dc.description Publisher's version (útgefin grein)
dc.description.abstract In the pursuit of eco-efficiency, resilience, and self-sufficiency, sustainable cities focus on long-term environmental goals instead of only short-term economic ones. To do so, many of them rely on servitization, the practice of replacing tangible solutions for intangible ones. Considering steel's wide range of applications and its pervasive presence, this article's goal was twofold: Not only to understand how servitization helps sustainable cities, but also the contributions and challenges of the steel present in service-providing. To do so, the criteria of sustainable urban metabolism and circles of sustainability were used to analyze three case studies of servitization: energy, housing, and mobility. The results showed that servitization can provide significant benefits to sustainable cities, while also being able to substantially alter the supply-side dynamics of steelmaking by affecting, most notably, demand. This brought to light how important it is for steelmakers to pay close attention to the service-providing initiatives that may concern their clients and products. Nevertheless, further research is necessary to fully understand all of the effects that servitization can have on all of the commodities involved in its implementation.
dc.description.sponsorship Funding: Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellowship Action in Excellent Research, European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Program Grant Agreement no. 675153. Acknowledgments: This article is part of a series of publications aimed at helping to improve environmentally-oriented policy- and decision-making in the European steel industry, focusing on sustainable resource management. It was developed with the support of experts from the “European Symposium on Sustainable Development”—held in Clermont-Ferrand (France)—and derives from AdaptEconII’s project #4, part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Program.
dc.format.extent 855
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher MDPI AG
dc.relation info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/675153
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sustainability;11(3)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Circles of sustainability
dc.subject Servitization
dc.subject Steel
dc.subject Sustainable cities
dc.subject Sustainable urban metabolism
dc.subject Borgir
dc.subject Sjálfbærni
dc.title Servitization in Support of Sustainable Cities: What Are Steel’s Contributions and Challenges?
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Sustainability (Switzerland)
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/su11030855
dc.relation.url http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/3/855/pdf
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Industrial Eng., Mechanical Eng. and Computer Science (UI)
dc.contributor.department Iðnaðarverkfræði-, vélaverkfræði- og tölvunarfræðideild (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school Verkfræði- og náttúruvísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of Engineering and Natural Sciences (UI)

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