Special Issue "Sustainable Urban Innovation Strategies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 June 2018).
Interests: sustainable cities; urban metabolism; urban infrastructures; strategy; systems innovation; lock In; urban symbiosis
Cities are the hotspots where the problems of industrial society are to be addressed; an increasing share of the population is living in metropolitan areas, and the consumption of resources and pollution are concentrated in these areas.
Through continuous global urbanization, cities continue to grow, even in areas where there is no general population increase. Growth provides an option to create new urban areas that might perform much better; urban areas that deal, in a more sustainable way, with energy, resources and waste, and lure dwellers into sustainable life styles.
Change in urban systems and the urban morphology is slow. The urban systems are locked into specific development pathways, which can hardly be altered. Hence, for creating sustainable cities, strategy is needed to guide long term change processes. Such strategies cannot be successful without being supported by main stakeholders.
In this Special Issue, papers will be published that address urban innovation regarding urban systems, or regarding the specific capacities and characteristics of urban innovation processes.
Dr. Karel F. Mulder
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Sustainable cities
- Urban metabolism
- Urban infrastructures
- Systems innovation
- Lock in
- Urban symbiosis