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Urban Resilience and Sustainability—Assessment Tools

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 January 2025 | Viewed by 141

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School of Engineering, University of Basilicata, Ateneo Lucano Avenue 10, 85100 Potenza, Italy
Interests: econometric models; mass appraisal; real estate market; risk management; urban and real estate economics; real estate investments; building management; economic valuation of real estate investment projects; environmental economics; urban sustainability; sustainability; knowledge management; corporate valuation
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Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Polytechnic University of Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
Interests: real estate valuation; urban development; valuation risk; analysis investment; valuation property; management asset; housing economics; project financing; urban economics; financial analysis; real estate management; project management; applied econometrics; environmental economics; urban sustainability
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The continuous and uncontrolled urbanization of many cities contrasts with the need for sustainable and balanced urban development that ensures or enhances environmental quality and safeguards natural, cultural, and social capital. The overestimation of population growth and the realization of a surplus of unused housing units exceeding actual demand have highlighted the need for a reconfiguration of urban planning processes. The containment of building potentials in areas, curbing indiscriminate land use, urban regeneration interventions, and the enhancement of cultural heritage aimed at limiting the loss of the "identity" of places are all urban policies aimed at achieving the economic, environmental, and social sustainability of cities.

The focus of this Special Issue is specifically directed towards interventions for the restoration, enhancement, and/or replacement of existing building stock as short/long-term strategies for improving urban sustainability and city resilience. This Special Issue aims to gather contributions on potential tools for assessing urban sustainability and resilience, discussing to what extent they can be useful in the selection of strategies aimed at achieving them.

Research areas may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Urban sustainability assessment tools;
  • Strategies for reducing land consumption;
  • Enhancement and restoration of existing building heritage;
  • Urban regeneration;
  • Urban resilience and sustainability.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Benedetto Manganelli
Prof. Dr. Pierluigi Morano
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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 2400 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.


  • urban resilience
  • sustainability
  • land consumption reduction
  • urban regeneration
  • existing building stock
  • sustainable development

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