Special Issue "Urban Sustainability and Planning Support Systems"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2016)
Achieving sustainable places in built human environments is a complex undertaking. Building smart cities and generating big data, however, is not enough. In order to improve decision-making and, ultimately, inform sustainable urban communities, we need to be able to translate big data at scales and in ways that are useful and approachable. This requires decision environments that can convey the complexities of sustainable urban systems in meaningful and understandable ways.
In this Special Issue of Sustainability, we will focus on approaches that inform policy and stimulate action as a means of transitioning toward the urban sustainability ideal. Some critical questions include: What are the barriers to successful implementation of policy initiatives informed by sustainability science? Can models of urban systems be usefully constructed to inform urban sustainability? What is the role of planning support systems in defining and achieving urban sustainability?
Dr. Brian Deal
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Urban Sustainability
- Planning Support Systems
- Sustainable Urban Transitions