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Special Issue "Current State-of-the-Art of Smart Cities and Urban Sustainability 2.0 Based on Climate Changes"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Building".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2023 | Viewed by 770
Special Issue Editors
Interests: urban planning, land planning, urban sustainability, urban land-use management, climate changes
Interests: urban sistematization, urban polution, 4D cadastre, BIM, land management, sustainability
Special Issue Information
Nowadays, urban areas need to face immense a wide range of challenges related to climate change adaptation, sustainable waste management, affordable, reliable and modern energy and sustainable transport and mobility. The concept of ‘smart cities’ is an adequate response in addressing these challenges. Smart City 3.0 concept is the framework in which global challenges can be anticipated, defined and managed so that urban sustainability can be achieved and preserved in the context of climate change.
A smart city is an inclusive and optimized urban area for sustainable economic activity, efficient energy consumption and positive environmental impacts, where stakeholders and citizens are strongly involved in social activity that affects the development of urban communities and helps them to cope with the previously mentioned challenges. A key aspect here is the use of new information technologies, focusing on the implementation of urban sustainability 2.0. and providing new ways of seeing, experiencing and understanding the city.
The main aim of this special issue is to understand how the smart city concept affect the strategies and practices in sustainable urban planning within climate change framework.
This topic will be of interest to scholars who deal with smart and sustainable cities, urban governance and policy-making, transformational cities, urban planning management, climate changes, urban sustainability, urban land-use, as well as managing the synergies and trade-offs these concepts and not only.
In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but not limited to) the following:
- Climate change adaptation
- Climate change impact on urban areas
- Smart City 3.0
- Sustainable smart cities
- Remote sensing technologies for urban areas
- Urban communities
- Urban land-use management
- Urban planning models
- Urban societal challenges
- Urban sustainability 2.0
- Urban geo-informatics
- Geo-informatics for urban planning
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Rares Halbac-Cotoara-Zamfir
Dr. Anca Maria Moscovici
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.
- urban areas, city, smart city, urban sustainability, climate change, urban planning