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Special Issue "Planning Technologies for Sustainable and Healthy Cities"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Earth Science and Medical Geology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2023 | Viewed by 4038
Special Issue Editor
Interests: applications of information technology to spatial analysis, forecast and planning; methods and technology for col-laborative planning towards a sustainable local and regional society; a study on image sharing support method in city planning using information technology
Special Issue Information
We are looking for a sustainable and healthy city around the world. In developed countries, as aging and population declines are progressing, urban form, land use and transportation systems, and the allocation of urban service functions that are easy to live in for the elderly are urgent issues. Oppositely, in developing countries, population growth and rapid concentration of population in cities continues. As a result, there are still various environmental problems (air pollution, noise reduction, safe water supply, sewage treatment, etc.). How to solve these is an extremely important issue of urban or regional planning. In addition, there are many natural disasters around the world, such as earthquakes, frequent floods caused by climate change, and even huge eruptions of volcanoes, and research on a resilient city that is resistant to disasters to protect people’s lives and lives is also progressing.
On the other hand, the rapid development of information and communication technology in recent years is trying to have a significant impact on the research and development of planning technology in the urban planning field. AI, IoT, big data, and digital twins have the potential to bring new developments to planning methods such as spatial analysis, modeling, and planning support systems.
Against such a background, this Special Issue focuses on the possibilities of new planning technologies for sustainable and healthy urban design. Therefore, we welcome novel research and development results of planning technologies, such as the application of AI, IoT, big data, and digital twins to urban planning methods, or new ones of spatial analysis and modeling and planning support systems. The target to apply planning technologies ranges from urban/regional planning processes and practice to natural disaster countermeasures (earthquake, flooding, volcanic eruption, etc.) and environmental management (air pollution, noise, green space, etc.).
Dr. Akira Ohgai
Manuscript Submission Information
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- spatial analysis and modeling using AI for sustainable and healthy cities
- IoT and big data in healthy urban/regional planning
- digital twins for sustainable and healthy cities
- planning support system using AI, IoT, or big data for sustainable and healthy cities
- digital twins and planning support systems for sustainable and healthy cities
- AI, IoT, and big data in natural disaster countermeasures
- AI, IoT, and big data in environmental management
- other planning technologies for healthy urban design