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Special Issue "Urban Heat Island and Building Energy Sustainability"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Urban and Rural Development".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022 | Viewed by 120

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Rui Zhu
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Guest Editor
Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Interests: urban heat island; solar cities; urban mobility
Dr. Man-Sing Wong
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Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Interests: urban heat island effect; urban environmental quality; vegetation and ecosystems; aerosol retrieval
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Dr. Sawaid Abbas
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1. Center for Geographic Information System, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
2. Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
3. Remote Sensing, GIS and Climatic Research Lab (RSGCRL), National Center of GIS and Space Applications, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Interests: spatial data science; digital technologies; smart sensing; big data for SDGs; environmental monitoring; urban ecology; smart cities; urban climate; vegetation–climate interaction; land-cover land-use change; drought; air pollution
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Dr. Jinxin Yang
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School of Geography and Remote Sensing, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China
Interests: thermal infrared remote sensing; quantitative remote sensing urban heat island

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit a paper to a Special Issue on “Urban Heat Island and Building Energy Sustainability” in the open access journal Sustainability.

The urban heat island (UHI) is a special environmental phenomenon in which temperatures (e.g., land surface temperatures, or near surface air temperatures) in the urban area are significantly higher than its surrounding rural areas. Scientific evidence has proved that UHIs can cause many adverse effects in society. Thus, this Special Issue aims to report the most recent studies related to UHIs, for creating a comfortable and livable urban environment. We warmly welcome original, high quality and unpublished manuscripts coming from both academia and industry.

This Special Issue will focus on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  1. Estimating land surface temperatures or near-ground air temperatures;
  2. Modeling spatio-temporal heat sources, e.g., anthropogenic heat and latent heat;
  3. Modeling dynamic evolutions of UHIs;
  4. Investigating formation mechanisms;
  5. Forecasting UHIs in the current or reformed urban areas;
  6. Proposing UHIs mitigation strategies;
  7. Energy interactions with UHIs, e.g., solar energy, distributed solar PV farming, building/transport energy consumptions;
  8. UHIs related to public health.

We look forward to receiving original, high-quality unpublished manuscripts from different professions and expertise.

Dr. Rui Zhu
Dr. Man-Sing Wong
Dr. Sawaid Abbas
Dr. Jinxin Yang
Guest Editors

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 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 2000 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.

Keywords

  • urban heat islands
  • anthropogenic heat
  • building energy
  • solar energy
  • urban landscape
  • urban environment
  • urban planning
  • geographical information science
  • remote sensing

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