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Special Issue "Sustainable Land Use and Land Cover Planning and Development"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Building".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 53

Special Issue Editors

Department of Urban Engineering and Planning, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju City, Korea
Interests: sustainable urban and regional planning and development; smart urban regeneration; sustainable land use; smart growth management; industrial ecology; sustainable urban metabolism
Department of Urban Engineering and Planning, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju City, Korea
Interests: sustainable urban land use and land cover; climate change adaptation in urban flooding; water cycle; carbon-neutral city planning and development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As Guest Editors we welcome researchers to submit research papers to this Special Issue, titled “Sustainable Land Use and Land Cover Planning and Development.” Recently, global society has been faced with unexpected climate crises caused by the emission of anthropogenic greenhouse gases originating from untamed urban land uses and land covers. To solve or respond to climate crises and disasters, it is necessary for urban planners and engineers to carefully change conventional approaches to land development into sustainable strategies in consideration of harmony with Nature.

Therefore, this Special Issue will cover the following research fields: sustainable land use planning and development for climate change response (mitigation and adaptation); carbon-neutral city measures; sustainable land cover planning and development for water cycle and disaster management; governance; sustainable resource and energy management for circular economy etc.

This Special Issue will supplement the literature addressing urban land use and land cover planning and development in line with sustainable development, climate change mitigation and adaptation, carbon-neutral city development, disaster management, circular economy, governance, etc.

Prof. Dr. Yong Un Ban
Dr. Cheol hee Son
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 2200 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.


  • climate crisis response
  • sustainable land use and land cover development
  • carbon-neutral cities
  • disaster management
  • water cycle
  • resource recycle
  • circular economy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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