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Special Issue "Assessing The New Urban Agenda"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
This Special Issue comprises papers that analyze the major global initiative on urban sustainability. At Habitat III in Quito in 2016, the UN adopted a New Urban Agenda to guide sustainable urban development across the globe for the next twenty years. The agenda offers guidelines for local fiscal systems, urban planning and services and infrastructure. It implies a commitment to democracy and equity. The New Urban Agenda built on Goal 11 of Sustainable Cities and Communities announced in the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Papers covered in this special issue will address the technical, administrative, social and environmental consequences of the New Urban Agenda. What are the mechanism used to achieve the goals and what are the possible sources of failure and success? Papers can also discuss examples of implementation, critiques of methods and underlying ideologies. Papers that focus on specific themes and/or specific cities will be particularly suitable. The Special Issue will act as a primer for those wanting to understand the origins and significance of the New Urban Agenda, its basic tenets, its relevance and assessments of likely success. 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, developments and applications.
Prof. Dr. John Rennie Short
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 1700 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.
- New urban agenda
- Sustainable development goals
- Sustainable development goal 11
- Habitat III
- National urban planning
- Urbanization and development
- Sustainable urbanization
- Implementing urban sustainability