Special Issue "Land Teleconnection, Governance and Urban Sustainability"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
Cities are areas of economic agglomeration and of high population density. Urban production and consumption affect, not only the socioeconomic and environmental quality within cities per se, but also that in distal areas through land teleconnection channels. The effects of urban land teleconnections contribute to interactions and feedbacks between the coupled nature and human systems, both within urban areas and in distal areas. From the perspective of global sustainability, the effects of urban land teleconnection should be carefully examined and properly integrated into the policies of urban sustainability. In view of the fact that the concept of land teleconnection has been highlighted in the science plans of the core projects of the Global Land Programme (GLP) and Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) of previous IGBP and IHDP, this Special Issue entitled “Land Teleconnection, Governance and Urban Sustainability” will focus on the subjects of land teleconnection resulting from urban production and consumption. We will explore the teleconnected influence of urbanization on distal areas. We will also reconsider the real meaning of urban sustainability from the viewpoint of land teleconnections. We seek contributions that accomplished by focusing on the connections between urban consumption and distal/rural ecosystem services, land use drivers and impacts, urban planning and governance, and other related issues. Papers selected for this Special Issue are subject to a rigorous peer-review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results.
Prof. Dr. Yu-Hsin Tsai
Dr. Chia-Tsung Yeh
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- Urban Sustainability
- Urban Land Teleconnection
- Urban Consumption
- Urban Production
- Urban Governance
- Land Use
- Rural Areas