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Special Issue "Urban Land Use Form in China"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: low carbon and green cities; plan evaluation; land use development and regulations; spatial analysis of urban spatial structure and urban form; land use and transportation integration; GIS and computer-aided planning tools; rapid urban growth on China’s built and natural environments
China is the largest developing country and its urbanization has undergone an unprecedented process in terms of scope and speed. The area of China's urban construction land has increased tremendously in recent decades. Along with the rapid urbanization process, the spatial form of Chinese cities has experienced drastic changes both in terms of the rapid growth of conversion of urban land and the emergence of new spatial forms or spatial structures of Chinese cities. These changes are clearly demonstrated in the urban spatial growth pattern of China in recent years.
The objective of this Special Issue is to compile the cutting-edge studies on the link between urban land uses, urban spatial forms and urban land use policies. Specifically, this Special Issue invites theoretical and empirical studies in Chinese cities on the following themes, although other relevant topics will also be considered:
- Measures of urban land form
- Evaluation of urban spatial structure
- Driving forces of urban land form
- Policies used to shape urban land patterns in cities
- Coordinated urban and rural land development
- New urban land mega projects
- Economic development and urban land conversion
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 1700 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 land use
- Spatial structure
- Urban form
- Urban Expansion
- Spatial growth pattern
- Chinese cities