Special Issue "Sustainable Habitat"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2019).
This Special Issue aims to gather contributions on the “Sustainable Habitat” subject, coming in the form of high-quality research or review articles. The “habitat” concept is about the places where we live (buildings, cities, and infrastructure) and it is, today, an important value chain where different agents contribute to its creation, renovation, buildup and maintenance. It is an area where major resources (energy, water and materials) in the world are spent in huge amounts and most of the times in a non-sustainable way. There are already relevant developed solutions or under development in several fields that impacts on the sustainability of our habitat at the level of materials, buildings, cities or other infrastructures, which are interesting to be shown and discussed. This is the scope of this Special Issue is to gather different ideas and concrete examples on how to make sustainable habitats. It will welcome papers that emphasize issues such as sustainable materials, systems and sustainable construction, recycling and reuse, water and energy efficiency solutions, renewable sources, sustainable renovation of buildings and cities, circular economy examples in living spaces, and other relevant matters for the sustainability of our habitats. Papers will be selected for this Special Issue through a meticulous peer-review procedure.
Prof. Victor M. Ferreira
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 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.
- Materials, Habitat, Buildings, Cities, Water and energy efficiency, Circular Economy.