Special Issue "Geospatial Technologies and the 4th Industrial Revolution for Sustainable Urban Environment"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 24734
Interests: disaster and coastal management; applications of remote sensing; community-driven research; geographic information science; big data and text mining
Interests: big data; IoT; smart cities; spatial cognition
In urban settings, sustainability is important to increase the quality of life. For example, it enables us to stay in walkable places or green living locations such as eco-friendly cities. As such, a sustainable urban environment requires an integrated system or process with consideration of social, economic, and environment impacts. As technology evolved over the past decade, debates about the emerging approaches of geospatial technology for a sustainable urban environment have been increasingly influenced by the discussion of smart, ubiquitous, digital, and innovation cities. As a result, devices are becoming part of the urban environment in the 4th Industrial Revolution. Geospatial technologies have acted as vital elements to build sustainable smart cities. However, research on sustainable urban environments requires collaborative, synergetic, and community-driven approaches. It is necessary to study conceptual explorations and new approaches of geospatial technologies for a sustainable urban environment: for example, applications of the Internet of Things, big data analysis, and data science.
Thus, this Special Issue seeks the latest high-quality interdisciplinary, theoretical, and empirical research associated with the urban environment. In particular, we welcome the submission of contributions relating to any of the following perspectives, but not limited to:
- Conceptual explorations of sustainable urban development;
- Community-driven research;
- Urban applications of geographic information systems and science;
- Environmental justice and interaction between environmental and human aspects;
- Urban domestic violence and/or social inequalities;
- Policy and governance perspectives;
- Studies related to smart or green cities;
- Data science, big data, IoT, living labs, or text mining.
Submissions to this Special Issue will be selected via a rigorous peer-review procedure.
Assist. Prof. Byungyun Yang
Prof. Chul Sue Hwang
Prof. Jeong Chang Seong
Manuscript Submission Information
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- conceptual explorations of sustainable urban development
- community-driven research
- urban applications of geographic information systems and science
- environmental justice and interaction between environmental and human aspects
- urban domestic violence and/or social inequalities
- policy and governance perspectives
- studies related to smart or green cities
- data science, big data, IoT, living labs, or text mining