Special Issue "Conservation in Peripheral and Ultra-Peripheral Territories"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Thomas Panagopoulos
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Faculty of Science and Technology, Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being, University of Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
Interests: nature-based solutions; landscape restoration; sustainable development; climate change adaptation; green infrastructure; environmental justice; carbon neutral cities
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Prof. Dr. Eric Vaz
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Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and the Graduate Program Director for the Master of Spatial Analysis at Ryerson University, Jorgensen Hall, JOR620, CA
Interests: GIS; regional science; spatial analysis; land use change; complex systems
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Prof. Dr. Rui Alexandre Castanho
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Faculty of Applied Sciences, WSB University, 41-300 Dabrowa Górnicza, Poland
Interests: Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC); international cooperation; strategic and common planning; spatial planning and territorial governance; regional planning; urban and city planning; landscape architecture; agricultural engineering and land management; environmental impact assessment; sustainable tourism
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Prof. Dr. José Manuel Naranjo Gómez
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Graphic Expression Department, School of Agricultural Engineering, University of Extremadura, 06007 Badajoz, Spain
Interests: sustainable development; spatial analysis; geographic information system; housing; transportation; spatial statistics; regional planning
Prof. Dr. José Cabezas Fernández
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Biología Vegetal, Ecología y Ciencias de la Tierra Department, Facultad de Ciencias, University of Extremadura, Badajoz 06006, Spain
Interests: environmental impact on mediterranean ecosystems; sustainable management; environmental risks; landscape ecology; spatial and environmental planning; conservation in border territories
Prof. Dr. Luís Carlos Loures
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VALORIZA - Research Centre for Endogenous Resource Valorization, Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, Portugal
Interests: Environmental Impact on Mediterranean Ecosystems;Sustainable Management; Environmental planning; Landscape Architecture; Spatial and Environmental Planning; Low-density planning; Climate Change adaptation; Circular Economy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Peripheral and ultra-peripheral territories, such as borderlands or islands, present very particular specificities, obstacles, and opportunities. In this regard, border territories face both physical challenges and administrative barriers. Therefore, exceptionally careful and coordinated strategic planning is vital to the success of these regions. Similarly, insular territories have many restrictions and opportunities. Land limitations, water resources, the overexploitation of tourism, and bureaucratic processes based on autonomous governments are just a few examples.

Therefore, bearing in mind the significance of sustainable development and the conservation of resources in the current moment, it is critical to further study and comprehend these territories' typologies in order to enrich sustainability’s ideology and principles.

In this context, this Special Issue will analyze these territories from different perspectives with the aim of defining new conservation strategies, processes, challenges, and tendencies.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Panagopoulos
Prof. Dr. Eric Vaz
Prof. Dr. Rui Alexandre Castanho
Prof. Dr. José Manuel Naranjo Gómez
Prof. Dr. José Cabezas Fernández
Prof. Dr. Luís Carlos Loures
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Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • conservation
  • ecosystem services
  • environmental impact assessment
  • international cooperation
  • land uses
  • nature based-solutions
  • regional studies
  • strategic and common planning
  • sustainable development
  • territorial management and governance

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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