Special Issue "Landscape Planning for Sustainability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.
2. Graduate Program in Spatial Analysis, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
3. Graduate Programs in Environmental Applied Science & Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
4. Department of Geography, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
5. GeoEco Design, Syracuse, NY, USA
Interests: global change; landscape ecology; landscape planning; sustainable development; sustainability indicators
“Making progress towards sustainability is like going to a destination we have never visited before, equipped with a sense of geography and the principles of navigation, but without a map or compass” (Hales & Prescott-Allen, 2002: 6). Undoubtedly, further understanding of how humanity manages and lives within landscapes is paramount to reaching destination sustainability. Therefore, this Special Issue of Sustainability aims to report the current state of landscape planning in regards to designing, planning, restoring, modeling, and evaluating natural and human-dominated landscapes. From the foundational works of the great ‘seers’ Ebenezer Howard, Fredrick Law Olmsted, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ian McHarg, Jane Jacobs, and Le Corbusier to their modern counterparts Marina Alberti, Jack Ahern, Richard T.T. Forman, Andre Botequilha Leitão, Kevin McGarigal, Monica Turner, and Jianguo Wu, it is imperative to showcase the current state of the art of landscape planning.
This Special Issue welcomes theoretical discussions, applied international case studies, review articles, management practice, and policy papers that connect landscape planning with the themes of resilience, sustainable development, and sustainability. Submissions dealing with the following areas are specifically of interest:
- Best practices for the inclusion of stakeholders and marginalized populations in landscape planning.
- New tools and technological advances in the practice of landscape planning.
- The role of landscape planning in ecological restoration, building resilience, and addressing global change.
- Landscape planning perspectives, methods, and designs for urban renewal and creating sustainable cities.
- Policy and theoretical frameworks connecting sustainable development and resilience goals with landscape planning across scales.
- Landscape planning research gaps and future perspectives.
Dr. Richard Ross Shaker
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 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.
- Landscape planning
- Landscape ecology
- Landscape design
- Landscape architecture
- Ecological restoration
- Environmental planning
- Environmental management
- Global change
- Urban resilience
- Sustainable development
- Spatial analysis