Special Issue "Sustainable Cities"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2014)
Prof. Dr. Peter Newman
Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute, Curtin University, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
Fax: +61 8 9266 9031
Interests: liveable cities; sustainable transport; urban metabolism; biophillic cities; urban policy and practice; urban regeneration; green infrastructures; resilience
The Rio+20 UN conference has highlighted that there is still life and vitality in the concept of sustainability. The greatest frontier remains how to bring this idea into mainstream practice in our cities. The growth of cities and their consumption of the earth's resources must become a critical focus for policy and practice or the issues of climate change, oil vulnerability, water and biodiversity will become too hard. But sustainability demands that solutions to these issues are done in a way that not only is more cost effective but it helps to create more opportunities for people to improve their quality of life. This special issue of Sustainability is seeking papers that can demonstrate how these environmental, economic and social goals can be achieved synergistically and can be applied in practice now. It is seeking papers on these solutions from a variety of city types across the globe.
Prof. Dr. Peter Newman
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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- sustainable cities
- urban metabolism
- green urbanism
- biophillic cities
- urban regeneration
- sustainable transport
- localised energy
- green economy