Special Issue "Urban Regeneration and Sustainability"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Ken Tamminga
Department of Landscape Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Website: http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/k/r/krt1/
E-Mail: krt1@psu.edu

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This issue of Sustainability focuses on regeneration research being put into action across a continuum of urban systems and spatial scales. Sustainability concerns in the city tend to arise from a combination of dysfunction in particular sectors, and a severing of life-sustaining flows between those sectors and associated realms. Framing effective scholarship and practice of sustainability-inducing regeneration, thus, requires a clear understanding of part-whole relations. Like the member of a body, any part (neighborhood, precinct) and subsystem (infrastructure, ecosystem, institution) of a city may falter. At times, enlightened tinkering is all that’s needed to re-set to a sustainable trajectory. In other instances, there’s little left to work with or the problems are more complex, calling for special effort. Generally, a shift toward sustainability occurs when the regenerative intervention catalyzes integrity and functionality in the part, while strengthening connections between that part and whole of the city.

Successful applied research in regeneration will tend to be broadly ecological, requiring a collaboration of scientific rigor, strategic creativity, and willful action and monitoring. We are interested in a range of manuscripts that are consistent with this understanding. Applied urban regeneration theory and well-documented project precedents would be most suitable. Papers addressing regeneration as catalyst of sustainable livelihood and environmental form in stressed communities are especially welcome. Taken as a compilation, this issue hopes to show that regeneration that integrates social, economic, technological, infrastructural and ecological dimensions will advance both the scholarship and tangible goal of sustainable neighborhoods and metropolises.

Prof. Ken Tamminga
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • urban regeneration
  • sustainable social-ecological systems
  • catalytic policy and design
  • ecosystem services
  • adaptibility and resilience

Published Papers (7 papers)

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Sustainability 2012, 4(9), 2054-2098; doi:10.3390/su4092054
Received: 25 June 2012; in revised form: 13 August 2012 / Accepted: 13 August 2012 / Published: 31 August 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(8), 1669-1682; doi:10.3390/su4081669
Received: 26 June 2012; in revised form: 20 July 2012 / Accepted: 26 July 2012 / Published: 6 August 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(8), 1647-1668; doi:10.3390/su4081647
Received: 2 June 2012; in revised form: 16 July 2012 / Accepted: 18 July 2012 / Published: 27 July 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(7), 1488-1509; doi:10.3390/su4071488
Received: 21 May 2012; in revised form: 26 June 2012 / Accepted: 27 June 2012 / Published: 10 July 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(6), 1154-1172; doi:10.3390/su4061154
Received: 15 February 2012; in revised form: 17 May 2012 / Accepted: 18 May 2012 / Published: 5 June 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(5), 840-862; doi:10.3390/su4050840
Received: 15 February 2012; in revised form: 19 April 2012 / Accepted: 24 April 2012 / Published: 3 May 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(4), 703-720; doi:10.3390/su4040703
Received: 17 February 2012; in revised form: 10 April 2012 / Accepted: 11 April 2012 / Published: 19 April 2012
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Last update: 4 March 2014

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