Special Issue "Sustainable Urban Development"


A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Steffen Lehmann
Head of School, Professor of Architecture, School of Built Environment, Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University GPO Box 1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
Website: http://oasisapps.curtin.edu.au/staff/profile/view/Steffen.Lehmann
E-Mail: Steffen.Lehmann@curtin.edu.au
Phone: +618 9266 7258
Fax: +61 8 9266 2711
Interests: green urbanism; climate change impact; architecture; energy-efficient cities

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

At the start of the 21st century, humanity is a predominantly urban species. This special issue is about the future of cities and how urbanisation will develop when based on principles of sustainability. It explores the underlying dimensions of the transformation of existing cities and the design of low carbon green precincts and their urban systems. The view of the papers presented in this special issue are holistic and take questions of social sustainability into account. The aim is to define a new agenda of change for sustainable urban development that can be transferred and replicated in other cities: urban solutions and success stories (case studies) to ensure we are all aware of the possibilities towards 'the urban future we want'.

Prof. Dr. Steffen Lehmann
Guest Editor


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  • High-performance low carbon precincts
  • Integration of low carbon technologies into social/behavioural context
  • Complex urban systems
  • Resilient communities and sustainable consumption
  • Urban microclimates

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Sustainability 2014, 6(10), 6622-6643; doi:10.3390/su6106622
Received: 26 June 2014; in revised form: 22 August 2014 / Accepted: 17 September 2014 / Published: 29 September 2014
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Last update: 25 September 2014

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