Special Issue "Urban Futures—Landscape"
A special issue of Urban Science (ISSN 2413-8851).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 September 2018
This conference calls on landscape architects, art and architectural historians and theorists, architects, urban planners and designers, to analyse the concept of landscape of the past, critique the present, and inform the future.
Cities are constantly growing, overloaded by images and inputs, and the areas between urban and rural environments are left to change without clear visions, the relationships between human beings and nature are always more hidden and complicated, natural areas are disappearing or have been transformed in protected untouchable open-air museums, even sustainability itself seems at times to already be an old fashion trend, while the rhythm of our life is increasing constantly.
In this context, what is the new meaning of landscape and how are human beings creating new relationships with nature? As the poet Antonio Machado noted, “there are no paths, paths are made by walking” and this conference will try to answer these questions defining the landscape as social, economic, political, artistic, design, historic, and theoretical products of its own era and identifying its transformations, from the past to the future.
Trying to focus on the concept of landscape broadly, the conference will produce interdisciplinary and innovative discussions related to the topic. Within this framework, the conference welcomes international and national researchers, from academic and professional environments, who are related to the concept of landscape and want to help in figuring out its future.
Dr. Molinari Carla
Dr. David Buck
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Urban Science is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) is waived for well-prepared manuscripts submitted to this issue. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- landscape design
- urban phenomena
- rural areas
- human beings and nature
- experience and perception
- space and time
- landscape architecture projects
- social practices