Special Issue "Nature-based Solutions for Urban Global Change Adaptation"
A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021).
Interests: environmental-economics; ecological economics; natural resources management; complex system approaches; global change; adaptation and mitigation strategies
Interests: multidisciplinary technologies for climate change-resilient resource management; urban circular economy; performance and impact assessment; science-based policy development
Interests: water resources; environmental planning, spatial planning, nature-based solutions
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Global change, including climate change, population growth and economic development, presents urgent challenges for cities in the 21st century. Cities must effectively manage urban and industrial expansion as well as challenges related to increased flood risk, water and air pollution, heat island effect, real estate devaluation and gentrification. These challenges significantly affect economic activities, human health and citizens' quality of life. Adapting to global change is therefore crucial for the cities of the future. There is emerging evidence and consensus that nature-based solutions (NBS), designed to bring more nature and natural features and processes to cities, can provide effective solutions to the multiple challenges facing cities. In this Special Issue, we invite papers that contribute to the creation of a solid evidence base on NBS for regional and municipal authorities, communities, businesses and other stakeholders. We look forward receiving papers that address one or more of the following issues:
i) multiple impacts, costs, benefits, co-benefits and economic viability of NBS across spatial, temporal and social scales;
ii) effective co-creation processes that enable the visioning, design and implementation of NBS through engagement and participation of stakeholders throughout the different stages of co-creation;
iii) particular spatial and water planning systems that enable the integration or fostering of NBS;
iv) legal frameworks and institutional settings that constrain or enable the institutionalization, establishment and management of NBS.
Such a comprehensive evidence base comprised of scientifically validated and locally-attuned information, will empower communities and facilitate informed decision-making by cities in the face of global change.
Dr. Peter Cornelis Roebeling
Dr. Laura Wendling
Dr. Teresa Fidélis
Dr. Anna Stahlbrost
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. Resources 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.
- global change
- nature-based solutions
- performance and impact indicators
- impact assessment
- economic viability
- legal framework
- institutional setting