Special Issue "Biomimetics in Sustainable Architectural and Urban Design"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2016).
Interests: regenerative urban design; biomimicry; climate change adaptation; nature-based solutions and ecosystem services
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Special Issue in Sustainability: Eco-Cities, Green-Blue Design and Regenerative Sustainability
Special Issue in Biomimetics: Biomimetic Architectural and Urban Design
We would like you to consider submitting a paper for this Special Issue of the Journal Buildings; the focus of which is on the use of biomimicry, or bio-inspired design in the design and creation of sustainable architecture or urban environments. Biomimetic architectural and urban design is developing as an interdisciplinary field, providing potential systems, techniques, technologies and methodologies for more sustainable and potentially regenerative future built environments. Biomimetic design for sustainability, in this instance, can be defined as the emulation of living organisms themselves, the behaviour of various plants and animals, or of whole ecosystems. This may be in terms of forms, materials, construction methods, systems used in buildings or landscapes, or how built environments are designed to actually function.
This Special Issue aims to investigate the latest understandings and examples of biomimetic architecture and urban design. Papers sought are those that have a focus on the sustainability outcomes of biomimetic design, particularly ones where the boundaries of what constitutes suitable future built environments, in the face of issues such as climate change, ecosystem degradation and societal change, are challenged.
Dr. Maibritt Pedersen Zari
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. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). 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.
- bio-inspired design
- regenerative design
- ecological design
- architecture and urban design
- living buildings