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Special Issue "Architectural Heritage Conservation Management and Environmental Sustainability"

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 47

Special Issue Editor

Department of Urban and Landscape Design, “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, 010014 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: 20th century heritage; disaster management; digital architecture history; landscape heritage; pioneer women in architecture
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is dedicated to the conservation of architectural heritage from environmental hazards. A special focus is set on hazards related to the elements of nature, such as earth, water, fire, and air from mythology, which, as such, have dual meanings, both hazard and heritage. The relationships of cities with water or surrounding forests serve as examples. The urban–water interface shapes the urban waterfront but can render cities vulnerable to floods, and equally, the water ecosystem is vulnerable. An example is the relationship between water and architecture; for example, the architecture of aquariums, the architecture of thermal baths, and their insertion in balneary localities. There is a special focus on the vulnerability to earthquakes created by reshaping rivers into canals and thus forming alluvial soil deposits which render liquefaction vulnerability. The urban–wildland interface shapes the relationship between wild green and the city, for example, nature-protected parks in the city and urban forests, which come with vulnerability to wildfire. As such, the papers will contribute to investigating how nature-based solutions contribute to the disaster resilience of the built environment, including built heritage, as recently promoted by the UN and the European Commission in recent approaches to blue-green infrastructure.

We welcome papers related to the economics of conservation which is not sufficiently covered by literature, to digital art history related to the above topics, as conserved in some collections around the world (Florence, Montreal), and to the management of architectural heritage related to these issues.

Dr. Maria Bostenaru Dan
Guest Editor

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. 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.


  • preservation
  • environmental hazards
  • economics of conservation
  • digital art history
  • architectural heritage management

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