Special Issue "Housing and Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: regional determinants of well being; the role of housing as a public good; tenure; public policy in improving quality of life; housing theory
Interests: housing affordability and quality; mental and physical health; causal analysis; healthy cities; inequality
Interests: architecture, building innovation systsems; thermal comfort; health outcomes
You are invited to contribute to a Special Issue on housing and health in the 21st Century. This Special Issue seeks to look forward and understand emerging trends as societies and economies continue to transform, and as the world’s population becomes ever more urbanised. We welcome papers that examine the ways in which risks—including physical and psychosocial environmental harms—affect individuals and households. The Special Issue will consider issues such as overcrowding, the appropriateness of the current dwelling stock for achieving our health goals, the role of neighbourhoods and walkability in contributing to health, the ways in which housing may affect the long-term wellbeing of those with illnesses or disabilities, and new urban planning paradigms and their potential impacts.
The Special Issue welcomes contributions from both quantitative and qualitative scholars and is especaily interested in contributions that seek to make major conceptual or theoretical advances. Papers are not limtied to developed or developing economies and can consider supra-national issues, such as the development of international approaches, e.g., the World Health Organisation, to questions of housing and health.
Prof. Andrew Beer
Assoc. Prof. Emma Baker
Dr. Lyrian Daniel
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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2300 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.
- Housing and physical health
- Housing and mental health
- Neighbourhood effects
- Trends in housing and health
- Developed and developing economies