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A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Urban and Rural Development".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2022) | Viewed by 588

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 06974, Korea
Interests: road and airport pavement materials and design; optimum algorithm; facility management (maintenance and rehabilitation)

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 06974, Republic of Korea
Interests: hydrology; climate change; sustainability; machine learning; artificial intelligence; big data; sensor networks; IoT (Internet of Things); early warning systems; hydrological modeling, disaster and risk management
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Guest Editor
BK21 SURE Education Research Center, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 06974, Korea
Interests: local autonomy; regional industrial policy; local disparity; regional development policy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In 2014, the United Nations said that a proportion of the world’s population living in urban areas is expected to increase to 66 percent by 2050, which poses significant challenges related to environmental, economic, and social sustainability. As the leading paradigm of urbanism today, cities are undergoing a digital transformation, turning into smart cities. A more sustainable and efficient environment for their residents is being emphasized as the most important arena for smart transitions in an increasingly urbanized world. 

Now, city governments face significant challenges due to the issues engendered by urban growth, such as increased energy consumption, pollution, toxic waste disposal, resource depletion, inefficient management of urban infrastructures, ineffective planning processes and decision-making systems, saturated transport networks, endemic congestion, and social inequality and socio-economic disparity.  

This Special Issue focuses on more innovative solutions and sophisticated approaches for smart cities, underpinned by cutting-edge technologies and groundbreaking scientific knowledge. It helps to monitor, understand, analyze, and plan cities with respect to sustainability, efficiency, resilience, equity, and quality of life. The topics of interests include but are not limited to:

- Artificial Intelligence (e.g., Automated Machine Learning, Neural Network Modeling, Data Remodeling);
- Cyber Physical System (CPS);
- Human–Computer Interactions;
- Virtual/Augmented Reality;
- Big Data Analysis and Information System (e.g., Construction, Spatial Information, Decision Making, Text Mining);
- Construction IT Convergence (e.g., Construction Automation, Scan to BIM, Scan vs. BIM);
- Building Environment and Systems (e.g., Smart Controls);
- Information Technology for Project Management (e.g., Blockchain);
- Asset Management for Maitenance and Rehabilitation;
- Urban Planning and Design (e.g., Pedestrian Environment and Behaviors);
- Urban Water System;
- Microclimate Analysis and Prediction;
- New and Renewable Energy Systems;
- Materials Science and Engineering (e.g., Nanomaterials, Nanocharacterization, Energy Conversion Materials, Optoelectronic Devices);
- Transportation Planning and Operation;
- Pavement and Traffic Engineering;
- Computer System (e.g., High-performance Computing, Mobile Computing, Mobile/Ubiquitous Computing, Operating System, Database);
- Local Autonomy and Urban Administration.

Prof. Yoon-Ho Cho
Dr. Changhyun Jun
Dr. Dong-Jin Moon
Guest Editors

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  • smart planning and construction information system
  • smart energy and environment
  • smart mobility
  • smart technology
  • smart governance
  • smart city industry
  • smart city resilience

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