Special Issue "Sustainable Architecture and Design"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2017).
Interests: sustainable building; smart and bioclimatic design; climate adaptation; sustainable urban energy systems; circularity; resilient cities
Interests: sustainable architecture; bioclimatic design; passive solar design; climate proof design; resilient cities; closed cycle cities
This Special Issue deals with the three great challenges for the future of the built environment: Climate change, depletion of fossil fuels and scarcity of resources. The next generation of stakeholders, for instance, planners, urban designers, developers, architects and engineers, has to work with different boundary conditions than previous generations. Therefore, they have a heavy task at hand and can make a big difference in sustainable development of the world. In line with the three challenges, the built environment needs to become climate adaptive, fossil free (energy neutral) and circular. Our growing cities need to become resilient. This demands for new or renewed methods for planning and design, new technology, new governance and new business models. More than just scientific theory and methodology, thoroughly evaluated examples from practice are needed, as well as well-founded action agendas, based on local interventions with positive global impacts. With this in mind we invite scholars around the world to contribute to this Special Issue of Sustainability.
Prof. Dr. ir. Andy van den Dobbelsteen
Prof. Dr. Greg Keeffe
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.
- Climate adaptation
- energy neutrality
- sustainable development
- built environment
- urban planning
- architectural design
- business models