Special Issue "Advances in Sustainability: Selected Papers from the Second World Sustainability Forum (2012)"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 7K4, Canada
Website: http://www.engineering.uoit.ca/people/automotive-mechanical-and-manufacturing-engineering/faculty/marc.rosen.php
E-Mail: marc.rosen@uoit.ca
Phone: +1 905 721 8668, ext 5726
Fax: +1 905 721 3370
Interests: sustainable development; energy; exergy; efficiency; environmental impact; economics; ecology; sustainable engineering and design

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue comprises selected papers from the Proceedings of the 2nd World Sustainability Forum, an electronic conference that was held on the sciforum.net platform in November 2012. Sustainability and sustainable development cover environmental, social and economic dimensions and require a multi-disciplinary approach in order to examine, explore and critically engage with issues and advances in these and related areas. The 2nd World Sustainability Forum facilitated debates on theoretical and practical investigations, and allowed participants to "make a difference" through on-line discussions. Besides covering the three pillars of sustainable development, other areas were covered including environmental sustainability, corporate sustainability strategy, social values for a sustainable economy, renewable energy self-sufficiency, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, sustainable urban development, sustainable development policy and practice, sustainable entrepreneurship and sustainability innovation, remote sensing for sustainable management of land and biodiversity, and sustainable agriculture. Papers selected for this special issue were subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments and applications.

Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen
Guest Editor

Submission

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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.

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Keywords

  • environmental sustainability
  • economical sustainability
  • social sustainability
  • corporate sustainability strategy
  • social values for a sustainable economy
  • renewable energy self-sufficiency
  • energy efficiency and renewable energy sources
  • sustainable urban development
  • sustainable development policy and practice
  • sustainable entrepreneurship
  • sustainability innovation and remote sensing for sustainable management of land
  • biodiversity
  • sustainable agriculture

Published Papers (12 papers)

by ,  and
Sustainability 2014, 6(1), 18-49; doi:10.3390/su6010018
Received: 27 September 2013; in revised form: 29 November 2013 / Accepted: 3 December 2013 / Published: 20 December 2013
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by
Sustainability 2013, 5(8), 3601-3614; doi:10.3390/su5083601
Received: 25 May 2013; in revised form: 9 August 2013 / Accepted: 9 August 2013 / Published: 21 August 2013
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by  and
Sustainability 2013, 5(8), 3426-3446; doi:10.3390/su5083426
Received: 7 May 2013; in revised form: 19 July 2013 / Accepted: 22 July 2013 / Published: 12 August 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(8), 3224-3243; doi:10.3390/su5083224
Received: 13 May 2013; in revised form: 11 July 2013 / Accepted: 12 July 2013 / Published: 31 July 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(7), 2928-2943; doi:10.3390/su5072928
Received: 22 April 2013; in revised form: 24 June 2013 / Accepted: 26 June 2013 / Published: 4 July 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(7), 2887-2912; doi:10.3390/su5072887
Received: 28 April 2013; in revised form: 6 June 2013 / Accepted: 21 June 2013 / Published: 3 July 2013
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by  and
Sustainability 2013, 5(7), 2840-2855; doi:10.3390/su5072840
Received: 4 May 2013; in revised form: 7 June 2013 / Accepted: 18 June 2013 / Published: 27 June 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(6), 2519-2536; doi:10.3390/su5062519
Received: 11 April 2013; in revised form: 14 May 2013 / Accepted: 27 May 2013 / Published: 6 June 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(6), 2367-2388; doi:10.3390/su5062367
Received: 27 February 2013; in revised form: 24 April 2013 / Accepted: 10 May 2013 / Published: 28 May 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(4), 1568-1576; doi:10.3390/su5041568
Received: 11 February 2013; in revised form: 28 March 2013 / Accepted: 28 March 2013 / Published: 11 April 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(3), 1161-1176; doi:10.3390/su5031161
Received: 16 January 2013; in revised form: 20 February 2013 / Accepted: 4 March 2013 / Published: 19 March 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(3), 1208-1210; doi:10.3390/su5031208
Received: 13 March 2013; Accepted: 13 March 2013 / Published: 19 March 2013
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Last update: 5 December 2012

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