Special Issue "Human Geography"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022.
Interests: sustainability; environmental management; geography; urban studies
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People and the environment, the physical and the human, are at the core of Sustainability. The overarching scope of this Special Issue (SI) on “Human Geography” brings together all of its subdisciplines by exploring “interrelationships between people, place, and environment, and how these vary spatially and temporally across and between locations” . The five main divisions of human geographical study—economic, cultural, social, political, and historical—reflect the central disciplines with which human geographers interconnect [1–7]. All five remain fundamentally focalized on specific areas of concentration, notably—for example—urban. Human geography refers to the study of people as well as “geographical interpretations of economies, cultural identities, political territories, and societies” . Human beings and their expansiveness to create settlements interplay to innovate and develop a nature-based relationship. This relationship is a balancing act of ethos and science and multidisciplinary as it pertains to the vast array of issues, perspectives, and challenges human beings face [9, 10]. This SI in “Human Geography” is an expansive thematic call to all its subdisciplines. Fundamental geographical concepts that explore space, place, scale, landscape, mobility, and nature in union with appropriate methods (i.e., quantitative and qualitative as well as newer methods in spatial analysis, spatial statistics, and GIS) are welcome. “These concepts foreground the notion that the world operates spatially and temporally, and that social relations do not operate independently of place and environment, but are thoroughly grounded in and through them” . The context of this SI invites, under the umbrella of human geography-based study, open-ended exploration to real-world principles, theories, models, techniques, hypotheses, theorems, and concepts by way of—novel, reviewed, or tested—experimentation and thought. Submissions will exemplify novelty, technical depth, elegance, practical or theoretic impact, and presentation.
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- Cirella, G.T.; Mwangi, S.W.; Paczoski, A.; Abebe, S.T. Chapter 1. Human-nature relations: The unwanted filibuster. In Sustainable human-nature relations: Environmental scholarship, economic evaluation, urban strategies; Cirella, G.T., Ed.; Springer Singapore: Singapore, 2020 ISBN 9789811530487.
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Prof. Dr. Giuseppe T. Cirella
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Human Geography and all its subdisciplines
- Cultural geography
- Development geography
- Economic geography
- Health or medical geography
- Historical geography
- Industrial geography
- Political geography
- Population geography or demography
- Regional development and planning
- Rural geography
- Social geography
- Transport geography
- Urban geography