Special Issues

Urban Science runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Contemporary Approaches to Practice Sustainability in Architecture and Urbanism submission deadline 11 Dec 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1124 | Submission Open
Keywords: architectural and environmental sustainability; urban morphology; city-regional studies: regeneration and urban renewal; architecture and urban aesthetics; architecture and technology: sustainable environmental design and technology; smart cities citizenship: experimental cities; digital rights; design and technology: building structures; healthy and productive economy; social justice and behavioural studies; affordable houses and sustainability approaches; equity in urban planning: gentrification; socio-economic resilience; sustainability and urban design; energy conservation; sustainability through urban identity; urban ecology: resilient landscapes; vernaculars: materials; architectures and landscapes; new urbanism sustainability approaches: housing and urban environments; urban transport planning; management; and strategies; urban sprawl sustainability approaches; salutogenic architecture; civil engineering
The Post-COVID Urbanism submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | 8 articles | Viewed by 28143 | Submission Open
Keywords: urbanization; urban planning; urban design; COVID-19; post-COVID urbanism; pandemic; urban resilience; smart cities; sustainable recovery
Progress on Environment, Health and Growth in Urban Areas of Developing Countries
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submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | 5 articles | Viewed by 15283 | Submission Open
Keywords: environmental literacy; culture tower; environmental culture; psychological impacts; economic costs; social costs; mindsponge – mindspongeconomics; public health; urban environment; public– private partnerships; urban policy; willingness to pay; contingent valuation
Future Urban Transport and Urban Real Estate submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | 5 articles | Viewed by 10869 | Submission Open
Keywords: urban housing; informal housing; pandemic; work-from-home; e-commerce; PropTech
Walkable Metropolis: Opportunities and Challenges in the 21st Century submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 3066 | Submission Open
Keywords: walkability; walkable; pedestrianism; pedestrian-oriented; active transportation
Urban Hydrology and Sustainable Water Management submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1435 | Submission Open
Keywords: urban hydrology; stormwater management; climate and landuse change; urban water infrastructures; uncertainty and modelling
New Advances in Urban Cultural Heritage Knowledge and Management submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 332 | Submission Open
Keywords: urban cultural heritage; HBIM (historic building information modelling); GIS (geographic information system) and HGIS (historic geographic information system); CIM (city information modelling); BIM-GIS integration; 3D reconstruction of urban cultural heritage; 3D building modeling/urban heritage documentation; digitization; conservation
Smart Geotechnical Systems for Urban and Rural Development
edited by , , Tongwei Zhang and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 318 | Submission Open
Keywords: urban and rural development; smart geotechnical systems; unsaturated soil mechanics; hydro-mechanical properties
Renewable Energy Applications in Urban Areas submission deadline 31 Jan 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2437 | Submission Open
Keywords: renewable energy; smart cities; electrical power systems; environmental assessment; economic assessment; sustainability analysis
Sustainable Urban Development: Green Infrastructure, Built Environment and Construction Activities submission deadline 31 Jan 2024 | Viewed by 314 | Submission Open
Keywords: climate adaptation; ecological urbanism; green housing; sustainable built environment; green construction; sustainable urbanization; digital; urban green infrastructure
Smart City and Well-Being submission deadline 25 Feb 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1603 | Submission Open
Keywords: urban planning; urban health; environmental health; built environment; sport city; proximity and 15-minute city
Assessing Urban Ecological Environment Protection
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submission deadline 29 Feb 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1848 | Submission Open
Keywords: urban green space; wetlands; ecosystem services; urban development
Digital Citizenship Mediating Planning Participation and Space Appropriation submission deadline 15 Mar 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 6332 | Submission Open
Keywords: digital citizenship; digitally driven collaborative planning processes; digital media-art empowering people’ s participation; gender equality in active citizen participation; geo-participation; formalizing cocreation; e-Planning; inclusive urban planning; new ways of space appropriation based on technological immersion
Innovations in Land Resource and Environmental Governance for Future Cities
edited by
submission deadline 30 Mar 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1011 | Submission Open
Keywords: sustainable cities; land resource management; environmental management; sustainable development goals; land-use planning; green urban planning
Future of Urbanism in the Post-Pandemic World
edited by
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 560 | Submission Open
Keywords: urbanism; COVID-19; urban planning and design; post-pandemic world; smart cities
Urban Forestry as a Strategy for Promoting Greener and Healthier Cities
edited by , and Barbara Mariotti
submission deadline 30 May 2024 | Viewed by 98 | Submission Open
Keywords: biodiversity; ecosystem services; edible green infrastructures; global climate change; psychological benefits; tree physiology; urban ecology; urban forest; urban greening; urban pollution
Rural–Urban Transformation and Regional Development in the Global South submission deadline 31 May 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2458 | Submission Open
Keywords: rural– urban transformation; rural society; rural governance; rural revitalisation; rural transport; rural development; rural planning
Intelligent Manufacturing Systems and Urban Eco Design submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 167 | Submission Open
Keywords: intelligent manufacturing systems; smart manufacturing; digital twin; smart city; sustainability; Industry 4.0; robotics; cyber-physical production systems; cloud computing; Internet of Things (IoT); eco design; sustainable design; artificial intelligence (AI)
Water Resources Planning and Management in Cities
edited by
submission deadline 1 Jul 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4497 | Submission Open
Keywords: decision making; water management; water planning; water allocation; water assessment
Exploring Urban Heat Islands: A Special Issue on the Environmental Impacts and Root Causes
edited by Md Golam Rabbani Fahad, , and Md Mahfuzer Rahman
submission deadline 1 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 363 | Submission Open
Keywords: urban heat island; climate change; heat stress; sustainable urban development; geospatial assessment; resiliency; vulnerability; machine learning; big data analytics; heat-related illness and mortality; built environment; green infrastructure and nature-based solutions
Efficient and Secure Communications in Smart Cities
edited by and Huan Wang
submission deadline 1 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 174 | Submission Open
Keywords: urban computing; tourism data management and analysis; spatial-temporal data fusion and mining; smart traffic; multi-party security computing; privacy preserving; machine learning for smart city; distributed/federated learning for smart city; wireless/mobile network communication; communication optimization
Urban Agenda submission deadline 30 Sep 2024 | 17 articles | Viewed by 32567 | Submission Open
Keywords: cities; rural areas; sustainability; sustainable development goals; landscaping; urban planning; rural planning; urban design; sustainable energy design; citizen health; citizenship and governance; environmental impact; new educational habits; smart cities; smart rural; mobility; IoT
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