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Special Issue "Sustainable Buildings and Smart Cities"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Building".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 1670
Special Issue Editors
Interests: virtual reality; simulation and optimization; statistical modeling for construction applications; decision support systems; contract management and dispute mitigation; site layout planning; project control and productivity enhancement; performance assessment and prediction; green infrastructure
Interests: engineering sustainability; rapid and safe transportation systems; smart cities; safety management in road projects; recycling and circular economy; smart integrated waste management; privatization of infrastructure and waste management projects; smart monitoring and controlling; bim, planning and strategic management; risk and crisis management; lca; innovative green construction materials and technologies; green buildings and concrete
Special Issue Information
The current climate crisis and increase in urban populations pose several environmental, social, and economic challenges to advancing city management. Urban developments are now directed towards green buildings (that utilize innovative materials, architectural designs, and electromechanical systems to minimize emissions) and smart cities (where digital technology is integrated into monitoring and controlling all city functions).
This Special Issue aims to tackle modern urbanization and environmental challenges through promoting innovations and creative ideas in sustainable, environmentally friendly, and energy-efficient smart cities. Original research articles and reviews are welcome. Specific research areas of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Advances in green building materials;
- Technologies and design aspects in net-zero buildings;
- Internet of things (IOT) and holistic integration in smart cities;
- Blockchain and metaverses and how they could be utilized to shape and enhance sustainable smart cities;
- Monitoring technologies (sensors, drones, etc.) for sustainable buildings and smart cities;
- Legal frameworks for better enabling sustainable smart cities;
- Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies for sustainable development;
- Development of rating systems, evaluation metrics, and KPIs for sustainable buildings and smart cities;
- Resilience and vulnerability of smart cities in terms of cyber security, public infrastructure, environment, social security, etc.;
- Digital twinning and information management systems;
- Solid-waste-management technologies.
Dr. Ibrahim Abotaleb
Dr. Fahad Alqahtani
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Sustainability 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 2200 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.
- green buildings
- green building materials
- sustainable infrastructure systems
- internet of things
- smart cities
- operational efficiency
- environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies