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Sustainability — Section Editors

Section Board for 'Sustainable Urban and Rural Development'

Please see the section webpage for more information on this section.

Dr. Tan Yigitcanlar
Section Editor-in-Chief
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology, 2 George Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4001, Australia
Fax: +61 7 3138 1170
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Interests: sustainable cities; sustainable urban development; sustainable and resilient infrastructure; sustainable transport system; sustainability assessment; sustainability indicators and frameworks; climate change; water sensitive urban design
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Planning, Development and Management of Sustainable Cities
Special Issue: Sustainability and Open Innovation Capabilities of Firms for Value Chain Development
Special Issue: Sustainability of Economic Growth: Combining Technology, Market and Society
Prof. Dr. Edwin Chan
Deptment of Building & Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Fax: +852 23623979
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Interests: green building promotion; institutional Analysis; urban renewal; heritage conservation; land use and Development control, and Age-friendly urban design
Dr. Brian Deal
University of Illinois, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, 111 Temple Buell Hall, 611 Taft Dr., Champaign, IL 61820, USA
Tel. +1 217 333 1911; Fax: +1 217 244 1717
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Interests: land use; urban planning; spatial modeling; dynamic modeling; green infrastructure; energy systems; energy conservation
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Land Use and Sustainability
Special Issue: Planning for Climate Change
Prof. Dr. Yosef Jabareen
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 3200003, Israel
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Interests: urban planning and practices; the risk city; justice and rights in cities; climate change and sustainability; and international comparative planning
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Coping with Climate Change in Developing Countries
Special Issue: Social Sustainability and Justice
Dr. Md. Kamruzzaman
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology, 2 George Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4001, Australia
Fax: +61 7 3138 1170
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Interests: sustainable cities; sustainable urban transport; integrated transport and land use planning; planning and decision support systems; geographical information system; remote sensing; travel behaviour; transit oriented development
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Planning, Development and Management of Sustainable Cities
Prof. Dr. Richard L. Smith
Philip L. Boyd Prof. of Finance
Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California Riverside, 900 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Fax: +1-951-827-3970
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Interests: entrepreneurial finance; venture capital; corporate finance
Dr. Vida Maliene
School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool, L3 3AF, UK
Fax: +44 1512 312815
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Interests: urban and spatial planning; urban regeneration; land management and development; real estate valuation and taxation
Prof, Dr. Darren Robinson
Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
Fax: +44 115 951 3159
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Interests: stochastic modelling of human behaviour, urban resource flows and their dynamics, urban climate, definitions and indicators of sustainability, life cycle environmental impacts
Prof. Dr. Harald Rohracher
Department of Thematic Studies-Technology and Social Change, Linköping University, SE-581 83 Linköping, Sweden
Tel. +46 70 0896002
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Interests: urban low-carbon transitions; governing socio-technical change; smart and sustainable cities; the role of users in innovation processes; infrastructure management in cities and regions
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Governing the Transformation of Urban Infrastructures
Prof. Dr. Behzad Sodagar
Lincoln School of Architecture, Faculty of Art Architecture and Design, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS, UK
Tel. +44 (0)1522 83 7141
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Interests: sustainable architecture; low energy building design; building performance analysis; post occupancy evaluation; user comfort and satisfraction; whole life cycle assessment; carbon foot-printing
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Sustainable Design and Construction
Special Issue: Sustainable Design and Construction
Special Issue: Advances in Post Occupancy Evaluation
Prof. Dr. Katie Williams
Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments, Department of Planning and Architecture, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
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Interests: Sustainable urbanism; urban futures; urban form; urban design; compact cities; brownfield development; urban densities; urban sprawl; suburban development; climate change adaptation; sustainable behaviours
Dr. Tim Schwanen
Transport Studies Unit, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY, UK
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Interests: mobility; cities; sociotechnical transition; energy consumption; wellbeing; ageing
Prof. Dr. Han Wiskerke
1. Rural Sociology Group, Wageningen University, Hollandseweg 1, 6706 KN Wageningen, The Netherlands
2. Foodscapes Research Group, Academy of Architecture, Amsterdam School of Arts, Waterlooplein 213, 1011 PG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel. +31 317 482679; Fax: +31 317 485475
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Interests: rural development; agri-food studies; alternative food networks; urban food provisioning; food planning; city-region food systems; foodscape studies and design; urban-rural linkages
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Sustainable Food Chains
Special Issue: City Region Foodscapes
Prof. Dr. Shangyi Zhou
School of Geography, Beijing Normal University, China
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Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Borderland Studies and Sustainability
Special Issue: Landscape and Sustainability
Special Issue: Local Heritage and Sustainability
Prof. Timothy Beatley
School of Architecture, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
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Interests: environmental planning; biophilic cities; resilience; coastal planning
Prof. Petter Næss
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Universitetstunet 3, 1430 Ås, Norway
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Interests: sustainable urban development; relationships between urban form and transport; driving forces in urban development; planning theory and philosophy of science
Prof. Miltiadis D. Lytras
School of Business, Deree—The American College of Greece, 6 Gravias Street GR-153 42 Aghia Paraskevi Athens, Greece
Tel. +30 210 600 9800
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Interests: smart cities; innovation; big data research; data mining; analytics; emerging technologies; information systems; entrepreunership; technology enhanced learning; virtual reality; knowledge management
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Villages Research
Special Issue: Smart Sensor Networks and Technology for Healthcare Monitoring and Decision Making
Special Issue: Knowledge Management, Innovation and Big Data: Implications for Sustainability, Policy Making and Competitiveness
Special Issue: Integrated Migration Management, ICTs' enhanced Responses and Policy Making: Towards Human Centric Migration Management Systems
Prof. Anna Visvizi
School of Business, Deree—The American College of Greece, 6 Gravias Street GR-153 42 Aghia Paraskevi Athens, Greece
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Interests: smart cities; migration; innovation networks; international business; political economy; economic integration; politics; EU, Central Europe, China
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Villages Research
Special Issue: Smart Sustainable Education: Innovative Digital Transformation for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Special Issue: Integrated Migration Management, ICTs' enhanced Responses and Policy Making: Towards Human Centric Migration Management Systems
Prof. Dr. Bert Van Wee
Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, Jaffalaan 5, PO Box 5015, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands
Tel. (+) 31 (0)15 2781144
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Interests: transport; transport policy; accessibility; the environment; safety; land-use transport interaction; cost-benefit analysis; ethics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Green Transportation
Prof. Tony H. Grubesic
Center for Spatial Reasoning & Policy Analytics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
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Interests: spatial analysis; transport; green urbanism; environmetrics; information and communications technology; community vulnerability
Prof. Jonathan Fink
Portland State University, Portland, OR 97201, USA
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Interests: urban sustainability; volcanology; natural hazards; climate change
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