Special Issue "Housing Sustainability"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Urban and Rural Development".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Anaid Yerena
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Guest Editor
School of Urban Studies, University of Washington, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA
Interests: housing; community engagement; collective action; community development
Dr. Victoria Basolo
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Guest Editor
Department of Urban Planning & Public Policy, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
Interests: housing policy; urbanization; urban governance; environmental hazards

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The journal Sustainability is devoting a Special Issue to the analysis of sustainability in the housing sector. This issue conceptualizes sustainability as maximizing the positive impacts and minimizing the negative impacts of environmental, social, ethical, and economic undertakings. The aims of this Special Issue are: (1) to provide practical, conceptual, and/or theoretical insights into the field of housing sustainability through different lenses—social, cultural, ethical, environmental, psychological, etc.; (2) to gain a deeper understanding of sustainable housing policies and practices from different perspectives; and (3) to expand and challenge the frontier of housing sustainability research by generating new knowledge, sharing innovative ideas, and identifying a new direction for future research.

Submissions should explicitly speak to one or more of the following themes:

  • Research of sustainable policies or practices in the field of housing;
  • Opportunities and challenges in sustainable housing design;
  • Housing sustainability policy, regulation, and governance;
  • Energy-efficient building standards and regulations;
  • Green production methods and technologies;
  • Housing and the environment
  • Housing culture and sustainable consumption;
  • Sustainable housing lifestyles and practices;
  • Sustainability and millennials’ housing practices;
  • Sustainability and the aging population’s housing trends;
  • Other topics related to the sustainable production and consumption of housing.

Dr. Anaid Yerena
Dr. Victoria Basolo
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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1900 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
  • energy-efficient design
  • green building
  • sustainability
  • housing policies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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