Urban Science — Editors


Prof. Dr. Michael Peter Smith
Distinguished Research Professor of Community Studies, Department of Human Ecology, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616-8701, USA
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Interests: urban theory; transnationalism; global migration; urban politics and policy

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Stefan Anderberg
Environmental Technology and Management, Linköping University, 581 83 Linköping, Sweden
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Interests: sustainable urban development; urban planning; green branding; industrial and urban metabolism; urban-rural linkages; renewable energy; recycling; industrial symbiosis; global trade and the environment; rural development and land use change; stakeholder integration
Dr. Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod
Department of Economics, CREIP and Quantitative Urban and Regional Economics (QURE), Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Av. Universitat, 1, 43204, Reus, Catalonia, Spain
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Interests: industrial location; firm relocation; firm demography; regional economics; spatial economics
Prof. Dr. Michael Batty
Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London, London, UK
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Interests: the development of mathematical models; database and digital technologies in geographical information science; urban and regional modelling, and the science of cities
Prof. Dr. Thomas Blaschke
Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
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Interests: GIS; remote sensing; spatial analysis and GIS-based spatial decision support systems; object-based image processing, real time sensing – including ‘people as sensors’ approaches, spatial analysis at ‘the human scale’; human-environment interaction
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Advances in Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis (GEOBIA)
Special Issue: Place-Based Research in GIScience and Geoinformatics
Prof. Dr. Fred Block
Department of Sociology, University of California at Davis, Davis, California 95616, USA
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Interests: economic sociology; political economy; social theory
Dr. Christopher R. Bryant
Département de géographie, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
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Interests: agricultural adaptation to climate change and variability; peri-urban agriculture; food security; food sovereignty; community development; land use planning; strategic planning by and for the citizens in a community; sustainable development
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Agriculture and Climate Change
Special Issue: Urban Food Security
Prof. Dr. Jianming Cai
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
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Interests: sustainability, sustainable urban-rural development
Dr. John I. Carruthers
Sustainable Urban Planning Program, The George Washington University, 950 N Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203, USA
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Interests: urban and regional economics; sustainable urban development; environmental quality of life; economic geography; geospatial and econometric analysis
Prof. Dr. Alexis Comber
School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
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Interests: techniques in operations research; graph theory (cluster detection in networks); heuristic searches (how to move intelligently through highly dimensional big data); remote sensing (novel approaches for classification); handling divergent data semantics (text mining and natural language processing); spatial statistics (quantifying spatial and temporal heterogeneity and autocorrelation in spatial processes)
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Understanding Our Planetary Home: New Directions in Land Use/Land Cover (LULC) Analysis
Special Issue: Spatial Analysis and Remote Sensing
Prof. Dr. Mark Deakin
School of Engineering and Built Environment, Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus, 10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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Interests: sustainable urban development; sustainable communities; smart cities
Dr. Brian Deal
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois, Room 228 Temple Buell Hall 611 Taft Drive, Champaign IL 61820, USA
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Interests: urban sustainability; urban modeling; planning support systems; urban design
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Urban Sustainability and Planning Support Systems
Dr. Deborah Edwards
Associate Professor Deborah Edwards, Higher Degree Research Coordinator Management Discipline Group, UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney, City Campus, PO Box 123 Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
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Interests: tourists spatial behavior; sustainable tourism management; urban precincts; tourism planning; tourism sustainability; crowd control and festival and event legacies including direct expenditure studies
Prof. Dr. James Evans
School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
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Interests: sustainable cities; smart cities; environmental governance; mobile methods; sustainable mobility
Prof. Dr. Francesco Ferrini
Full Professor of Arboriculture; Dean of the School of Agriculture Department of Agri-Food Production and Environmental Sciences, University of Florence, Viale delle Idee, 30 50019, Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze), Italy
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Interests: urban stresses; tree physiology; tree and the built environment; urban forestry; arboriculture
Prof. Dr. David Gibbs
Department of Geography, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX, UK
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Interests: local economic development; regional development; green economy; sustainable development; sustainable cities
Prof. Dr. Patricia Gober
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
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Interests: resource governance; climate change and adaptation; demography; urban geography; urban systems; water resource management
Prof. Dr. Jesús Manuel González Pérez
Research Group for Sustainability and Territory (GIST), Departament of Geography, University of the Balearic Islands, Guillem Colom Building, Cra. de Valldemossa km 7.5., 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
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Interests: urban studies; urban planning; spatial planning; tourism; Europe; Caribbean; Latin America
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Urban Inequality
Dr. Aya Hagishima
Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University, 6-1, Kasuga-koen, Kasuga-shi, Fukuoka, 816-8580, Japan
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Interests: urban climate; urban thermal environment; airflow of urban street canyon; thermal mitigation effect of urban vegetation
Prof. Dr. Peter V. Hall
Urban Studies Program, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3, Canada
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Interests: port cities; seaports; logistics; local labour markets; employment; community development; local economic development
Dr. Mike Hynes
School of Political Science & Sociology, National University of Ireland Galway, Room 323, 2nd Floor, Áras Moyola, Galway H91 TK33, Ireland
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Interests: mobilities; transportation; sustainable transport; liveability; urban design and placemaking
Prof. Dr. Mike Jenks
Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK
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Interests: multi-disciplinary with key interests that relate to urban sustainability especially the integration of environmental; social and economic sustainability; specific research relates to the compact city and sustainable urban forms and intensification of development in urban areas
Dr. Denia Kolokotsa
Energy Management in the Built Environment Laboratory, Technical University of Crete Kounoupidiana, GR 73100 Chania, Greece
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Interests: energy management in the built environment; cool materials for the built environment; zero energy buildings and communities; integration of renewables in buildings and smart grids; sustainable cities and communities; urban heat island and local climate change
Dr. Robert Krueger
Worcester Community Project Center; and Environmental Studies Program; Office Project Center Building, Second Floor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609-2280, USA
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Interests: developing and applying political economic theory to questions of urban sustainability and economic development and the environment; examining economic theory from a critical cultural perspective
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Political Economy and Sustainability
Prof. Dr. David M. Levinson
School of Civil Engineering, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
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Interests: network evolution; accessibility; transport and land use
Prof. Dr. Kyoung Jae Lim
Regional Infrastructures Engineering, Kangwon National University, 1 Kangwondaehak Street, Chuncheon 200-701, Korea
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Interests: hydrology; rainfall-runoff modeling; soil erosion; urban runoff/NPS modeling; watershed hydrology/NPS; baseflow; web-based SDSS; GIS
Dr. Sander Meijerink
Institute for Management Research, Radboud University Nijmegen, P.O. Box 9108, 6500 HK, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Interests: governance; institutional analysis; policy analysis; water management; climate change adaptation; climate proof cities; flood resilience; sustainability
Prof. Dr. Gordon F. Mulligan
School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
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Interests: economic geography; demography; urbanization; quality of life
Prof. Dr. Panagiotis Nastos
Director of Laboratory of Climatology and Atmospheric Environment, Department of Geography & Climatology; Faculty of Geology & Geoenvironment, School of Sciences, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University Campus, GR 15784, Athens, Greece
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Interests: climate variability; extreme weather and climate; urban heat island; human biometeorology; urban microclimate; outdoor thermal comfort; urban environment and human health
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Urban Thermal Environment under Global Warming Pressure
Prof. Dr. Peter Newman
Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, 6845, Australia
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Interests: liveable cities; sustainable transport; urban metabolism; biophillic cities; urban policy and practice; urban regeneration; green infrastructures; resilience
Prof. Dr. Peter Nijkamp
Department of Spatial Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Free University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Cities and Waterfront Infrastructure
Prof. Dr. Marialena Nikolopoulou
Professor of Sustainable Architecture, Director of CASE, Director of Research, Programme Director: MSc in Architecture and Sustainable Environment Kent School of Architecture, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
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Interests: outdoor thermal comfort; urban microclimate; occupant perception and use of space; sustainable design and rational use of energy in the built environment
Dr. Antonio Marco Pantaleo
Department of Agro-environmental Sciences, University of Bari, Italy
Centre for Process Systems Engineering, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, SW 2 AZ, London, UK
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Interests: renewable energy; energy efficiency; energy saving; energy planning; biomass energy; cogeneration; thermo-economic analysis; solar energy; wind energy; trigeneration; district heating; power systems; MILP optimization; urban energy systems; decentralized generation; multi-objective optimization; LCA; energy economics; energy systems optimization; applied energy; energy management; ESCO; geothermal energy; heat pumps; biofuels; biogas; energy crops; forestry management; urban green; urban forestry; demand side management; active demand response; flexible generation; thermal storage; energy storage; energy systems integration; low grade thermal energy systems; waste heat recovery; applied thermodynamics
Dr. Ian Patterson
Associate Professor, School of Business, Tourism Cluster, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia
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Interests: Associate Professor Patterson has been a member of the academic staff in the UQ Business School (Tourism) at the University of Queensland since he was appointed Associate Professor in 2001. He was Research Director of the School between 2001 and 2004, and in 2008. Dr Patterson was Co-Editor of the academic journal, Annals of Leisure Research, between 2004 and 2011, and had previously served as an Associate Editor of Schole: A Journal of Leisure and Recreation Education, and of the Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. Dr. Patterson has successfully supervised the completion of 15 Ph.D. scholars. He has published 18 book chapters and over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles in the areas of tourism, leisure, sports, and health. In 2006, he completed a textbook for CABI International entitled “Growing older: tourism and leisure behaviour of older adults.”
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Sustainable Management in Tourism and Hospitality
Prof. Dr. Michael P. Peterson
Department of Geography/Geology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, USA
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Interests: geography; cartography; geovisualization; geospatial science
Prof. Dr. Martin Phillips
Department of Geography, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
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Interests: gentrification; filmic and media geographies; museum and heritage geographies; more-than-representational geographies of communities and landscape
Prof. Dr. David Pijawka
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
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Interests: sustainable planning and design; socio-economic assessments; disaster management and recovery planning; perception and behavior studies; institutional design
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Urban Disaster and Recovery
Prof. Dr. David Plane
School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
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Interests: population distribution; migration and demographics; transportation; urban growth and development
Prof. Dr. Kent E. Portney
The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
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Interests: urban sustainability; urban policymaking; sustainable cities policies; food-energy-water nexus in cities
Prof. Dr. Dar Roberts
Department of Geography, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, 93106 CA, USA
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Interests: imaging spectrometry; remote sensing of vegetation; spectroscopy (urban and natural cover); land-use/land-cover change mapping with satellite time series; height mapping with lidar; fire danger assessment; remote sensing of methane
Prof. Thomas W. Sanchez
Urban Affairs and Planning Program, Virginia Tech, 1021 Prince Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
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Interests: transportation; technology; social justice; community involvement; scholarly impact
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: The Future of Urban Transportation and Mobility Systems
Prof. Dr. Matheos Santamouris Highly Cited - Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)
Group of Building Environmental Research, Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimioupolis, 15784 Athens, Greece
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Interests: heat island; urban mitigation; advanced materials; low energy buildings and settlements
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Urban Heat Island
Special Issue: Urban Heat Island and Mitigation Technologies—Impact and Mitigation
Special Issue: Urban Overheating - Progress on Mitigation Science and Engineering Applications
Dr. Shade T. Shutters
Global Security Initiative, Arizona State University, PO Box 875604, Tempe, AZ 85287-5604, USA
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Interests: urban dynamics; urban labor structure; interurban and intraurban networks; big data analytics; urban scaling; science of cities; urban sustainability; urban resilience; food-water security; urban economic security
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Urban Modeling and Simulation
Prof. Dr. Neil Sipe
Program Director, Planning
School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, Faculty of Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
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Interests: transport planning; urban & regional planning; energy security
Prof. Dr. Christopher Small
Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, NYC, USA
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Interests: geophysics; land surface processes; remote sensing; population and environment
Dr. Simon Springer
Department of Geography, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
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Interests: anarchism; Cambodia; critical geographies; homelessness; neoliberalism; political geography; violence and nonviolence
Prof. Dr. Paul C. Sutton
Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Denver, 2050 East Iliff Avenue Denver, CO 80208-0710, USA
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Interests: population geography; ecological economics; sustainability science; urbanization science
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Coastal Ecosystems: Monitoring, Management, Restoration, Preservation, and Valuation
Dr. Afroditi Synnefa
Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
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Interests: cool roofs; cool pavements; heat island mitigation strategies; urban microclimate; energy performance of buildings; indoor environmental quality; zero energy buildings
Prof. Dr. Jean-Claude Thill
Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA
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Interests: transportation and mobility systems; accessibility; megaregions; spatial analysis; innovations; social media and social network analysis; urban dynamics; innovation; globalization; land markets and housing
Prof. Dr. Rob van der Heijden
Management Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Gelderland, The Netherlands
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Interests: infrastructure planning; public transport; logistics; external safety; circular economy; governance; planning methods
Prof. Dr. Tom Van Woensel
School of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences, OPAC and Eindhoven University of Technology, 5600 MB, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Interests: vehicle routing problems; network design; urban distribution
Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Wentz
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Coor Hall, 5th Floor, 975 S. Myrtle Ave., Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
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Interests: urban environmental spatial analysis; urban water demand; urban remote sensing
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Crowdsourcing Urban Data
Prof. Justus H.H. Wesseler
Department of Economics, Wageningen University & Research | WUR, Wageningen, Netherlands
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Interests: agriculture economics and policy; bioeconomy; environmental and natural resource economics; regulation; technical change
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Agriculture Policies: Experiences and Challenges
Prof. Dr. Frank Witlox
Geography Department, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
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Interests: travel behavior analysis and modeling, travel and land use, sustainable mobility issues, business travel, cross-border mobility, city logistics, global commodity chains, globalization and world city-formation, polycentric urban development, and locational analysis of corporations
Assoc. Prof. Tan Yigitcanlar
Department of Knowledge Engineering, School of Technology, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Campus Universitário, Trindade, CEP 88040-900, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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Interests: smart and sustainable cities; urban innovation system; urban knowledge and innovation spaces; knowledge-based development
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Planning, Development and Management of Sustainable Cities
Special Issue: Sustainability and Open Innovation Capabilities of Firms for Value Chain Development
Special Issue: Sustainability of Economic Growth: Combining Technology, Market and Society
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