Special Issue "Assessing Urban Policies for No-Net Land Take for 2050"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Carmelo Maria Torre
Guest Editor
Department of Civil Engineering Sciences and Architecture, Polytechnic University of Bari, via Orabona 4 70125, Italy
Interests: real estate, urban and environmental economics; urban management; decision support systems in spatial planning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Stop to land take is a crossover goal in the light of sustainable urban and spatial planning. It is important to put on evidence studies, Researches, Plans and Project for a sustainable spatial development, in the light of future Common strategies, in the World Arena. New elements for a scientific debate are rising from the Global Agreement on Sustainable Development Goals. More in detail, the implementation of Sustainable development goals:

  • - Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11),
  • - Climate Action (SDG 13)
  • - Life on Land (SDG 15)

require a significant contribution by Urban Management. Economies of Cities are often affected by the well-known conflict between nature preservation and urban development. The editors invite researchers, practitioners and academics to contribute to our special issue, telling their experiment, policies, research.

Prof. Carmelo Maria Torre
Dr. Pasquale Balena
Dr. Felicia di Liddo
Guest Editors

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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • land take
  • sustainability goals
  • urban economics
  • environmental assessment and planning

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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