About Urban Science


Urban Science (ISSN 2413-8851) is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal of urban and regional studies. Urban Science provides an advanced forum for the exchange of ideas, methods, and information concerning urban and regional studies. It publishes high-quality original articles, reviews, research notes, and short communications, etc.

The primary aim of this journal is to encourage scientists to publish their theoretical and empirical research relating to urban and rural development, the environment and its resources, the economy, policy, and communities. Therefore, the journal has no restrictions on the length of manuscripts, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Full experimental details must be provided in order for the results to be reproduced.


  • Urban environmental and resource controversies;
  • Landscape and urban planning;
  • Meteorology, climate change and urban disaster;
  • Urban health and welfare;
  • Digitalization and smart cities;
  • Application and prospect of remote sensing in cities;
  • Urban geography and land use;
  • Urban transportation and mobility;
  • Urban system and urban metabolism;
  • Infrastructure, the built environment, and architecture;
  • Urban policy and governance;
  • Urban tourism, history and culture;
  • Urban and regional economic and political development;
  • Urban social space and diversification;
  • Globalization, urbanization and the development of rural and suburban regions.

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Urban Science is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Urban Science will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2022 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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Announcement and Advertisement

Announcements regarding academic activities such as conferences are published for free in the News & Announcements section of the journal. Advertisement can be either published or placed on the pertinent website. Contact e-mail address is .

Editorial Office

Ms. Sally Li
Managing Editor

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