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Section Board for 'Sustainable Urban and Rural Development' (37)

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

Prof. Dr. Tan Yigitcanlar
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Knowledge Engineering, School of Technology, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Campus Universitário, Trindade, CEP 88040-900, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Tel. +55 48 99108 1160
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Interests: smart and sustainable cities; urban innovation system; urban knowledge and innovation spaces; knowledge-based development
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Planning, Development and Management of Sustainable Cities
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainability and Open Innovation Capabilities of Firms for Value Chain Development
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainability of Economic Growth: Combining Technology, Market and Society
Prof. Dr. Manuel Duarte Pinheiro
CEris—Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability, Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources, Tecnico, Lisbon University, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
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Interests: sustainable built environment; sustainable construction; environment impact; environment management; life cycle assessment; energy life cycle; sustainable management; sustainable tourism
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Buildings: Environmental Impact of Buildings—Linking Impacts and Tools
Special Issue in Environments: Environmental Impact Assessment
Topical Collection in Sustainability: Sustainable Built Environment
Prof. Dr. Ingo Kowarik
Department of Ecology, Ecosystem Science/Plant Ecology, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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Interests: Urban nature & bodiversity; urban ecology; biological invasions; novel ecosystems; urban green management; biodiversity conservation; human-nature interactions in cities
Prof. Dr. Constantinos Cartalis
Chair of the Department of Environmental Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens 157 84, Greece
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Interests: Urban environment, air pollution, thermal environment in cities, climate change adaptation
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Urban Heat Island
Special Issue in Sustainability: Urban Climate Modeling and Assessment in Support of Sustainable Development
Prof. Nancy B. Grimm
School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
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Interests: global environmental change; biogeochemistry; stream ecosystem structure and function; urban ecosystem structure and function; nitrogen cycling in streams and cities; interactions between surface and ground waters; terrestrial-aquatic linkages; disturbance and succession; effects of global climate change and human activities on stream ecosystems; climate-change adaptation in urban social-ecological-technological systems
Prof. Dr. Bon-Gang Hwang
Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, 4 Architecture Drive, Singapore 117566, Singapore
Tel. +65 6516 7488
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Interests: sustainable construction management; project performance assessment and improvement; project productivity innovation and improvement; project risk management and decision making
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Topical Collection in Sustainability: Management Strategies and Innovations for Sustainable Construction
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Construction, Development and Management in the Built Environment
Dr. Ming Shan
School of Civil Engineering, Central South University, 68 South Shaoshan Road, Changsha 410075, China
Tel. +86 135 2428 7516
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Interests: sustainable construction management; professional ethics in construction
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Topical Collection in Sustainability: Management Strategies and Innovations for Sustainable Construction
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Construction, Development and Management in the Built Environment
Special Issue in Sustainability: Innovative Management Practice for Resilience and Sustainability of Civil Infrastructures
Prof. Darryn McEvoy
RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
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Interests: urban resilience; climate change adaptation; vulnerability and risk assessments; community-based adaptation; communicating climate risks
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Climate Resilient Urban Development
Prof. Christopher Bryant
1. Geography Department, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
2. School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada
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Interests: agricultural development; peri-urban agriculture and urban agriculture more generally; community development; sustainable development; strategic development planning (for territories, communities, and organisations (including government agencies); adaptation of human activities to climate change
Prof. Jean-Claude Thill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
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Interests: mobility and transport systems; ICT; neighborhood change; land consumption; land use; accessibility
Prof. Felix Creutzig
Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Torgauer Str. 12-15, 10829 Berlin, Germany
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Interests: sustainability; climate change mitigation; cities; land-use; bioenergy
Prof. Martin Hermy
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
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Interests: nature & urban green management; green roofs; plant ecology; urban ecology; historical ecology
Dr. Dimitris Potoglou
School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
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Interests: analysis of travel behaviour; sustainable and active travel; car ownership; environmental impacts of transport; privacy and security
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Travel Behaviour and Sustainable Transport of the Future
Prof. Dr. John Rennie Short
School of Public Policy, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
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Interests: cities; urban environmental issues; geopolitics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Assessing The New Urban Agenda
Prof. Dr. Timothy Beatley
School of Architecture, University of Virginia
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Interests: biophilic cities; cities and nature; environmental planning and policy
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Biophilic Cities: Putting the Vision into Practice
Prof. Dr. Edwin H.W. Chan
Department of Building and Real Estate, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 11 Yuk Choi Rd, Hung Hom
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Interests: urban renewal; land use and urban planning; heritage conservation; institutional analysis
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Urban Renewal and Built Heritage Management
Dr. Brian Deal
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois, 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 in Sustainability: Land Use and Sustainability
Special Issue in Sustainability: Planning for Climate Change
Prof. Jonathan Fink
Portland State University, Portland, OR 97201, USA
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Interests: urban sustainability; volcanology; natural hazards; climate change
Dr. Davide Geneletti
Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, via Mesiano, 77 I-38123 Trento, Italy
Tel. +39 0461282685; Fax: +39 0461282672
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Interests: impact assessment (Strategic Environmental Assessment, sustainability assessment); ecosystem services; spatial planning; multicriteria analysis; ecosystem-based adaptation strategies; equity in land use decisions
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Challenges
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. Dan Immergluck
Urban Studies Institute; Public Management and Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies; Real Estate Center, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, 55 Park Place, #849F, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
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Interests: housing; community development; urban development; real estate; real estate finance; neighborhood change; environmental gentrification
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 in Sustainability: Coping with Climate Change in Developing Countries
Special Issue in Sustainability: Social Sustainability and Justice
Assoc. Prof. Md. (Liton) Kamruzzaman
Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA), Monash University, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East, VIC 3145, Australia
Tel. +61 (0)3 9903 4315
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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 in Sustainability: Planning, Development and Management of Sustainable Cities
Prof. Dr. Miltiadis D. Lytras
1. School of Business, Deree—The American College of Greece, 6 Gravias Street GR-153 42 Aghia Paraskevi Athens, Greece
2. Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Interests: cognitive computing; artificial intelligence; data science; bioinformatics; innovation; big data research; data mining; emerging technologies; information systems; technology driven innovation; knowledge management
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Villages Research
Special Issue in Sensors: Smart Sensor Networks and Technology for Healthcare Monitoring and Decision Making
Special Issue in Sustainability: Knowledge Management, Innovation and Big Data: Implications for Sustainability, Policy Making and Competitiveness
Special Issue in Sustainability: Integrated Migration Management, ICTs' enhanced Responses and Policy Making: Towards Human Centric Migration Management Systems
Special Issue in Energies: Artificial Intelligence in Smart Grid
Special Issue in Sustainability: Big Data Research for Social Sciences and Social Impact
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Data Analytics in Smart Healthcare
Special Issue in Sustainability: OBOR—One Belt One Road Research: New Forms of International and Cross-Industry Collaboration for Sustainable Growth and Development
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Villages Research: Rethinking Security, Safety, Well-being and Happiness
Special Issue in Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity: Technology Driven Innovation, Research Management and Policy Making
Dr. Vida Maliene
Department of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool, L3 3AF, UK
Fax: +44 1512 312815
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Interests: healthy built environment; sustainable and affordable housing; real estate markets; urban regeneration and sustainable communities
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: A Healthy Built Environment for an Ageing Population
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
Dr. Awais Piracha
School of Social Sciences & Psychology, Western Sydney University, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Tel. +61-(02)-47360-049
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Interests: urban design and regional planning; human geography; other society and culture
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 in Sustainability: Governing the Transformation of Urban Infrastructures
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. 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 in Sustainability: Sustainable Design and Construction
Special Issue in Buildings: Sustainable Design and Construction
Special Issue in Sustainability: Advances in Post Occupancy Evaluation
Assoc. Prof. Ruth D. Swetnam
Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DE, UK
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Interests: GIS and spatial analysis; ecosystem services; visual assessment methods; landscape ecology; urban ecology; green infrastructure
Prof. Dr. Bert van Wee
Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, 2628 BX Delft, The Netherlands
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Interests: transport policy; accessibility; land use; environment; safety; ethics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Green Transportation
Special Issue in Sustainability: Long-Term Policy Scenarios for Transportation and the Paris Agreement
Prof. Dr. Anna Visvizi
1. School of Business, Deree—The American College of Greece, 6 Gravias Street GR-153 42 Aghia Paraskevi Athens, Greece
2. Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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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 in Sustainability: Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Villages Research
Special Issue in Sustainability: Smart Sustainable Education: Innovative Digital Transformation for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Special Issue in Sustainability: Integrated Migration Management, ICTs' enhanced Responses and Policy Making: Towards Human Centric Migration Management Systems
Special Issue in Sustainability: Big Data Research for Social Sciences and Social Impact
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Data Analytics in Smart Healthcare
Special Issue in Sustainability: OBOR—One Belt One Road Research: New Forms of International and Cross-Industry Collaboration for Sustainable Growth and Development
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Villages Research: Rethinking Security, Safety, Well-being and Happiness
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
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 in Sustainability: Sustainable Food Chains
Special Issue in Sustainability: City Region Foodscapes
Prof. Dr. Shangyi Zhou
School of Geography, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
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Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Borderland Studies and Sustainability
Special Issue in Sustainability: Landscape and Sustainability
Special Issue in Sustainability: Local Heritage and Sustainability
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