Special Issue "Sustainability in Transportation and the Built Environment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Most of us live in an urban environment. The increase in both vehicle use and urbanization will result in more of us being exposed to long-term harmful, transport-related emissions. There are additional externalities, such as noise, congestion and accidents, which affect human health and well-being. However, motorized transport is necessary for the city, supporting flows of people and goods over medium to long distances. Moreover, efficient and affordable transport links are essential for ensuring fair access to opportunities for citizens across the socio-economic spectrum. The challenge remains how to deliver cities which can grow economically, remain well-connected and be attractive and healthy places to live.
This Special Issue is focused on real-world case studies demonstrating solutions to overcome this challenge. Examples include technology and/or policy interventions in vehicles, fuels, network operation, building fabrics, urban/land use planning and the natural environment.
Authors should identify clearly:
- The novelty of their approach;
- The scale of the impact, testing for sensitivity and accounting for uncertainty;
- How unintended consequences and problem shifting may be accounted for and mitigated;
- Gaps in technology or policy necessary to deliver the research outcomes; and
- The relevance of the research outcomes to other cities.
Dr. Justin Bishop
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 1800 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.
- sustainable development
- air quality
- human health and well-being
- buildings and materials
- urban planning
- natural environment
- public transport