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Urban Sustainability and Resilience of the Built Environment

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2022)

Special Issue Editors

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Building Services Engineering Faculty, Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest, Bd. Pache Protopopescu no. 66, 021412 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: passive control of jet flows; experimental fluid mechanics; thermal comfort; optical measurement techniques; laser diagnostic
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Department of Thermal Machines and Equipment , Universitatea Tehnica Cluj-Napoca, 400114 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: fluid mechanics; numerical simulation; turbulence; turbulence modeling; fluid flow; CFD simulation; turbulent flow; mechanical engineering
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Urbanization and urban areas are profoundly altering the relationship between society and the environment. It aims at understanding existing urban dynamics and responding to the challenges of creating livable urban futures. The built environment includes man-made building and infrastructure stocks that constitute the physical, natural, economic, social and cultural capital. Even with elevated scholarly attention, strategies for bridging between research and practice remain elusive, and efforts to understand and affect change towards more sustainable and resilient urban centers in built environment have often fallen short.

This special issue seeks to showcase recent developments, disruptive new concepts, validated simulations and creative applications of Urban Sustainability and Resilience of the Built Environment. Submissions are expected to focus on urban governance, urban planning, sustainable development and resilience, environmental and hazard governance, climate risk adaptation and mitigation – including energy efficient solutions, and on the built environment in general.

We hope this Special Issue will bring together diverse ideas in the field of Urban Sustainability and Resilience of the Built Environment, demonstrating exiting new practices and pointing out future directions in research and development.

Dr. Ilinca Nastase
Dr. Florin Ioan Bode
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Manuscript Submission Information

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