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Special Issue "A New Approach of Future Sustainable Buildings after the Coronavirus Pandemic"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Building".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 1202
Special Issue Editor
Interests: metrics and assessment frameworks of sustaianble development; sustainable urban development; resilience; smart cities; vulnerability; social impacts; business sustainability management; rural development; adaptive systems
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Special Issue Information
Home confinement experienced by the majority of the world population as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted diverse flaws in buildings, neighborhoods and the urban fabric which should bolster the development of new conceptual approaches of dwelling places by embracing all sustainability dimensions and taking the final user as the main reference. Although green solutions have traditionally been the focus that experts used primarily to improve building efficiency, the new normal requires a deeper analysis to shape the best design of future buildings, to be able to deal with further major challenges. High-efficiency, well-being, physical and mental health, inclusiveness, circularity, resilienc and smartness are some of the features to be considered, among others, in the search for better homes.
This Special Issue invites original research papers and reviews focusing on the presentation of innovative proposals on the scale of a single building, a neighborhood or an urban district to break the paradigm of the typical conception of sustainable buildings by firstly deeming occupants.
Dr. Jose Manuel Diaz-Sarachaga
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 2200 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.
- green buildings
- smart buildings
- healthy buildings
- sustainable urbanization
- social inclusiveness
- circular construction