Special Issue "Designing Spaces for City Living"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2014)
Prof. Dr. Sharon E. Sutton (Website)
Department of Architecture, University of Washington, 208P Gould Hall Box 355720, Seattle, WA 98197-5720, USA
Phone: +1 206 383 6052
Interests: social justice; youth; participation; segregation; placemaking; socially conscious design; community assets; community-university partnerships
This special issue will offer a timely, interdisciplinary perspective on the theory and practice of designing socially just, intergenerational urban space. It will not only explore the age-old problem of urbanization in light of such current challenges as growing income inequality, climate change, globalization, and unprecedented urbanization, it will also present strategies for addressing those challenges through research, practice, and policy making. One set of papers will focus upon the inequalities that arise from place-based discriminatory practices, including inequitable allocation of resources and hegemonic belief systems. These papers might investigate how spatial policies and practices alienate low-income communities of color, while reinforcing negative stereotypes of the demographic characteristics of these communities. Another set of papers will focus upon placemaking strategies that help low-income adults and youth shape more equitable surroundings. These papers might present best practices in engaging marginalized communities in transforming their surroundings, while also building their own capacities as citizens.
Dr. Sharon E. Sutton
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- social justice
- socially conscious design
- community assets
- community-university partnerships