Special Issue "Integrated Strategies for Sustainable Territorial Design"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021).
Interests: environmental impact on mediterranean ecosystems;sustainable management; environmental planning; landscape architecture; spatial and environmental planning; low-density planning; climate change adaptation; circular economy
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
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Special Issue in Urban Science: Urban Landscapes Changes in Mediterranean Regions
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Environmental Reclamation: Landscape Planning and Design
Special Issue in Sustainability: Conservation in Peripheral and Ultra-Peripheral Territories
Interests: sustainable design; eco-design; local brands; endogenous resources
The ongoing territorial transformation worldwide has raised global concern, creating the momentum to study, assess, and envision new development strategies involving design as a key-factor to rethink the way we plan and promote local development. This is especially true for low-density territories, currently suffering from accelerated land-use change processes, in which the enhancement and the creation of added value to endogenous products poses significant challenges for designers in terms of product, packaging, and creation of visual and graphic identities able to translate values and cultures to their territories.
In this regard, the present Special Issue intends to address subjects such as design for sustainability; design for valorization of the territory and endogenous resources; valorization of endogenous resources brands; and design and branding for sustainability, among others.
We aim to put forward research that presents sustainable design as a catalyzer and key-element to enable transition to an increasingly sustainable society, strongly connected to local territories.Dr. Luis Loures
Dr. Vera Barradas
Ms. Ana Loures
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. Designs 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) 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.
- Design and branding for sustainability
- Sustainable design
- Low density territories
- Visual and graphic identity
- Intelligent design
- Local development
- Sustainable society
- Life cycle assessment