Special Issue "Urban Climate, Air Pollution, and Public Health"
A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017).
Interests: air pollution; climate change; environmental exposure assessment; health impact assessment; public health; urban health; sustainable development
Interests: urban air pollution meteorology; urban climatology; novel technologies and instrumentation for exposure measurement; urban climate risk; urban design
Interests: spatial epidemiology; climate change; exposure assessment; wellbeing; social media; spatial methods
Urban air pollution has a major impact on public health in cities around the world. Global climate change, changes in the built environment and demographic aging modify the patterns of exposure to environmental hazards and in cases intensify their health effects.
There is increasing recognition that air pollution and climate change need to be tackled together, particularly in cities. Urban structures, materials, vegetation, and traffic modify climatic conditions, creating strong spatial gradients of air pollution, noise and heat, which may exacerbate health risks and inequalities if not managed properly. The interaction between the outdoor and indoor environment can also influence exposure patterns and related health impacts. Effective urban growth and regeneration is required to improve public health, through the creation of more sustainable, walkable, less polluted and less noisy spaces.
"This Special Issue, edited by the Healthy-Polis International Consortium for Urban Environmental Health and Sustainability (www.healthy-polis.org), aims to explore the complex interactions between urban climate, air pollution and public health in cities around the world. Contributions of original and review papers that integrate different methodological approaches are particularly invited. For this special issue the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Health risks of traffic related air pollution and noise
- Active travel, air pollution exposure and health co-benefits
- Health impact assessment of urban interventions
- Co-exposure to urban air pollution, noise and heat
- Urban Heat Islands—health effects and mitigation
- Urban green and blue spaces
- Indoor air quality, ventilation and building overheating
- Climate change adaptation and sustainable development of urban areas
Prof. Dr. Sotiris Vardoulakis
Dr. Jennifer Salmond
Prof. Dr. Clive Sabel
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 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. Climate 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 1400 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.
- air quality
- air pollution
- urban climate
- climate change adaptation
- climate change mitigation
- urban heat islands
- environmental health
- urban health
- sustainable urban development